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

Speer

 
 
Speer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
1. Speer Marker
Inscription.  

Elizabeth McAllister
1819 - 1876
Sam Houston
1860 - 1876

Both are buried here in Pioneer Cemetery, while gathering the Speer horses across the Llano river directly north of this spot, Sam Houston was killed by the Comanche Indians on 24 December 1876 - his brother Thomas narrowly escaping the same fate, being saved by his wife Jane, who with rifle in hand and children behind her, spoke to the Indians in the Comanche sign language.

My Great Great Grandmother
and my Great Grand Uncle
Erected by Grady "Jimmy" Puryear 2011

 
Erected 2011 by Grady Jimmy Puryear.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is December 24, 1876.
 
Location. 30° 29.921′ N, 99° 46.783′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on Reid Road (County Highway 190) 0.1 miles west of U.S. 377, on the left when traveling west. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer - North Llano Cemetery (a few steps from
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this marker); Marvin E. and Retta Ann Blackburn House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Junction School Campus (approx. ¾ mile away); First United Methodist Church of Junction (approx. 0.9 miles away); College Street Church of Christ (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Junction Eagle (approx. one mile away); Masonic Hall (approx. one mile away); First Baptist Church of Junction (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
The Speer Marker is the second marker against the back fence on the far right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
2. The Speer Marker is the second marker against the back fence on the far right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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