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Indians Treed in the Lake Creek Mts.

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Palo Pinto County, Texas

    About 1860, when the savages were stealing horses near the present town of Gordon, in Palo Pinto County, the news was dispatched to Col. Baylor and a company of rangers in Parker County. No further solicitation was necessary, and in a short time, they were in their saddles. After following the Indians for a considerable distance the savages were seen to retreat into a cave somewhere in the Lake Creek Mts., not far from Kettle Hollow. Since it was now nearly dark, it was agreed to keep the Indians surrounded until the succeeding morning. But when daybreak arrived, the Indians had slipped out and gone.

    Note: Author personally interviewed W.J. Langley, who was along, who helped crowd the Indians into the above cave.

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

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