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Site of McLaurin Massacre

(Last Indian Raid in Frio Canyon)

 
 
Site of McLaurin Massacre (Last Indian Rain in Frio Canyon) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Royal, November 7, 2009
1. Site of McLaurin Massacre (Last Indian Rain in Frio Canyon) Marker
Inscription. On April 19, 1881, Catherine "Kate" Ringer McLaurin (Sometimes McLauren) was with her three small children and 14-year old Allen Lease in the garden when a band of Lipan Apaches started to plunder her home. Lease, thinking there were pigs in the house, went to investigate the noise and was shot and killed. Catherine was also shot, dying hours later, but her children were unharmed. Maud, age 6, went for help because her father, John McLaurin, was away. Neighbors gave chase for 70 miles before soldiers from Fort Clark took command. Soldiers trailed the party into Mexico, reportedly killing all but two.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4831.)
 
Location. 29° 48.76′ N, 99° 46.476′ W. Marker is in Leakey, Texas, in Real County. Marker is on Ranch Road 336 north of McClure Crossing, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leakey TX 78873, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Leakey (approx. 6 miles away); Real County (approx. 6 miles away); Real County Courthouse (approx. 6 miles away);
Site of McLaurin Massacre (Last Indian Raid in Frio Canyon) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Royal, November 7, 2009
2. Site of McLaurin Massacre (Last Indian Raid in Frio Canyon) Marker
a different marker also named Real County (approx. 6 miles away); Leakey Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Current marker placed in 2004 to replace original
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Conflict on the Frio. An article on the McLaurin Massacre by Linda Kirkpatrick. (Submitted on November 13, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,745 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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