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Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Killing of Sam Speer

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2019
1. The Killing of Sam Speer Marker
Inscription.  On Dec. 24, 1876, a band of Indians killed Sam Speer, only 17 years of age, who was driving in horses near here. A 50-caliber gun his brother was using failed to fire. This was the last Indian murder in Kimble County. Speer is buried in the North Llano Cemetery.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5007.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is December 24, 1876.
 
Location. 30° 30.875′ N, 99° 46.196′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 377 and Airport Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 377. Located at the entrance to Kimble County Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Court in Kimble County (here, next to this marker); Pioneer - North Llano Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Speer (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Junction Eagle (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kimble County Jail
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2019
2. The Killing of Sam Speer Marker
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Schreiner Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Junction (approx. 1.7 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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