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Dimmitt in Castro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shoot-out on Jones Street

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Shoot-out on Jones Street Marker
Inscription. At an 1891 meeting to discuss the selection of a Castro County seat, words were exchanged between Ira Aten, a retired Texas Ranger speaking on behalf of Castro City, and Andrew McClelland, a spokesman for Dimmitt. The inflammatory remarks led to a gunfight between the two men on December 23, five days after Dimmitt was chosen county seat. In an exchange of shots in the middle of Jones Street, Aten wounded Andrew McClelland and his brother Hugh. Aten was acquitted of the assault charges and a short time later was appointed Castro County Sheriff.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4689.)
 
Location. 34° 32.999′ N, 102° 18.721′ W. Marker is in Dimmitt, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jones Street and South Broadway, on the right when traveling west on East Jones Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dimmitt TX 79027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castro County Courthouses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quanah Parker Trail (about 300 feet away); Gilbreath-Cowsert House
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Shoot-out on Jones Street Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Summerfield-Dameron Corner (approx. 5.6 miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 12.8 miles away); Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 13.7 miles away); P.O.W. Camp Chapel (approx. 15 miles away).
 
Categories. Politics
 
Shoot-out on Jones Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Shoot-out on Jones Street Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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