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M.L. McCabe Fight

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Throckmorton County, Texas

    About 1874, M.L. McCabe, who lived at the "Old Stone Ranch," about five miles north of the J.B. Matthews ranch-house, was out alone, near the southwestern corner of Throckmorton County, when charged by six Indians. McCabe, like Wm., John, and Jess Hittson, retreated under a cliff and a hot fight followed. One or two Indian's horses were killed and it is not unlikely that one savage was mortally wounded. After the Indians went away, McCabe came out of his cave or den.

    Note: Author interviewed: B.F. Reynolds; and J.B. Matthews.

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

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