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Indian Raid When Ira Wheat Was Killed

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Medina County, Texas
Indian Raid When Ira Wheat Was Killed

    Approximately six Comanches came into Medina County and charged Ira Wheat, Sr. and Robert Blalock, a short distance from Wheat's ranch headquarters. Mr. Wheat was killed; but Robert Blalock successfuly made his escape. When the news reached the ranch, one of the cowmen hurried to the ranchman's assistance, but this pioneer citizen who tried to render aid to Mr. Wheat was also killed. The Indians drove away about twenty-five head of horses, and penned them in a temporary inclosure, on the east Frio, in Uvalde County.

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

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