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Captain W.C. McAdams Fight in the Northwestern Part of Palo Pinto County

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Palo Pinto County, Texas

    About 1871, Capt. W.C. McAdams and his son, David, were returning to their home near McAdams' Creek, from the present Boydston Ranch, where they had attended a round-up. After going about six miles McAdams and his son were charged by Indians. When Capt. McAdams and David refused to run, the savages decided it was time for them to flee, and were pursued by Capt. W.C. McAdams, who succeeded in wounding at least one, but his comrades, as usual, carried him away.

    Note: Author personally interviewed: Mrs. W.D. Slaughter; a daughter of Capt. W.C. McAdams.

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

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