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W.J. Nixon Wounds an Indian

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Kimble County, Texas

During 1868, W.J. Nixon, Bill Ford and Henry Strackhein, while riding the range on a roundup in Kemball County, ran on two Indians in the roughs. The Indians ran one way, and the German, the other. But Nixon and Ford followed the savages and when the former fired, an Indian dropped his blanket and the other red men rushed to his side, as if he were mortally wounded. This occurred late in the evening about twelve miles south of Junction.

    Note: Author interviewed W.J. Nixon, himself.

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

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