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Indian Fight at San Saba Peak

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    During 1864, Jonathan Kolb, Bill Beene, and about five others struck an Indian trail in Lampasas county, and followed the Indians until they were overtaken near San Saba Peak, in the present county of Mills. Here a bitter fight was fought, and the Indians stood their ground until they had shot away their quiver of arrows. They then scattered and fled with the citizens in pursuit. Bill Beene took after one savage and in a short time overtook him. No doubt, some of the other Indians were also wounded.

    Note: Author interviewed R. (Dick) Kolb.

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

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