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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.)
 
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); Colonel John Griffith (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Coke R. Stevenson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kimble County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles
The Killing of Sam Speer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2019
2. The Killing of Sam Speer Marker
Marker is on the right
away); John Sterling Durst (approx. 1.8 miles away); Major William Addison Spencer (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kimble County (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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