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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dalton Gang's Last Raid

 
 
Dalton Gang's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. Dalton Gang's Last Raid Marker
Inscription.  May 23, 1894–A bloody day in early Longview. Bill Dalton, leader of armed gang presented a note for money at First National Bank. A gunfight erupted when Sheriff Jack Howard, City Marshall Mat Muckleroy and citizens resisted. Three local men-- J. W. McQueen, Geo. Buckingham, Charles Learn-- and one outlaw died of gunshot wounds. Bank president J. R. Clemmons and cashier Tom Clemmons were held as hostages for a short time as outlaws made getaway into Oklahoma. Forged $20 bank notes led to capture of survivors.
 
Erected 1967 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9942.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 32° 29.697′ N, 94° 44.308′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on North Fredonia Street near East Tyler Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Fredonia Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Banking — The Final Ingredient (within shouting distance
Marker on far left of building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. Marker on far left of building
of this marker); Everett Building (within shouting distance of this marker); From Subsistence to Cash Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); Then Came the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of James S. Hogg Newspaper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Courthouses of Gregg County (about 500 feet away); When Mule Power Moved People (about 500 feet away); O. H. Methvin, Sr. (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Bank Robbery - Texas Escapes. (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Bill Dalton. (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. outlaws & renegades
 
Bank Building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Bank Building.
Bill Dalton image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
4. Bill Dalton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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