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Sad Experience of Mrs. Susan Herring

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Montague County, Texas

    During 1870, Red River Station, in Montague County, was a town of about 100 houses, and perhaps, a half-dozen stores. Like other villages on the frontier, it was a log-cabin-town. Mrs. Susan Herring was living in the edge of the Station. One bright summer night she was sleeping on the floor, near the door, for the weather was exceedingly warm. Indians came near, fired, and then ran away. The bullet killed Mrs. Herring's innocent baby, and wounded its mother in the arm.

    Note: Author personally interviewed: W.A. (Bud) Morris, who was familiar with this affair.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.

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