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Claude in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Great Panhandle Indian Scare of 1891

 
 
The Great Panhandle Indian Scare of 1891 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. The Great Panhandle Indian Scare of 1891 Marker
Inscription. Although most Indians had left the Texas Panhandle by the 1880s, fear of Indian attacks was still prevalent among settlers who arrived in the next decade. On Jan. 29, 1891, rumors of approaching Indians spread throughout the entire region. For three days settlers barricaded their homes and communities and prepared to defend themselves. Later it was discovered that the rumored Indian war cries and smoke signals were actually cowboys in pursuit of a steer they finally caught and cooked over an open fire.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2263.)
 
Location. 35° 6.575′ N, 101° 21.532′ W. Marker is in Claude, Texas, in Armstrong County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (U.S. 287) and Trice Street, on the left when traveling west on 1st Street. Click for map. Located at the Armstrong County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Trice Street, Claude TX 79019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boy Scout Troop No. 17 (here, next to this marker); Charles Howard Roan (here, next to this marker); Town of Claude (here, next to this marker); Route of Coronado Expedition
Marker located at the Armstrong County Courthouse (2nd from right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Marker located at the Armstrong County Courthouse (2nd from right).
(here, next to this marker); Dr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Warner (here, next to this marker); Armstrong County (a few steps from this marker); "The Claude News" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Sheriffs (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Claude.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Events
 
Armstrong County Courthouse - location of this marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Armstrong County Courthouse - location of this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016.
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