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Killing of US Marshal Dow Braziel

 
 
Killing of US Marshal Dow Braziel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 21, 2019
1. Killing of US Marshal Dow Braziel Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot on
January 30, 1919
Deputy Sheriff Bud Ballew
with the help of the Chief
of Police Les Sigler shot
and killed their rival
US Marshall Dow Braziel
in what was then the
California Café

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNotable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is January 30, 1919.
 
Location. 34° 10.354′ N, 97° 7.662′ W. Marker is in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in Carter County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street and Mill Street NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East Main Street, Ardmore OK 73401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daubes’ Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple 1896 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Wisnor / Carter-Booker Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noble Brothers Hardware (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Courthouse (1898) (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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Ardmoreite Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luke’s Music Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randol Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ardmore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dow Braziel – U.S. Deputy Marshal and IRS Officer. Legends of America website entry (Submitted on May 6, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Dow Braziel. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on May 6, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Dow Braziel image. Click for full size.
via Find A Grave, unknown
2. Dow Braziel
Marker is just in front of trash receptacle, in the sidewalk. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 21, 2019
3. Marker is just in front of trash receptacle, in the sidewalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on May 6, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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