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Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

R.C. (Dick) Ware

1851-1902

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. R.C. (Dick) Ware Marker
Inscription. Born in Georgia, migrated to Texas in the 1870's and joined the Texas Rangers in 1878.

Was noted for his part in gun battle with outlaw Sam Bass at Round Rock, where Bass had planned to rob the bank. It was Ware's bullet that gave Bass the wound from which he died.

Was elected first sheriff of Mitchell County in 1881, retired 1892, was appointed U.S. Marshall for Western District of Texas, 1983. Served four years.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15513.)
 
Location. 32° 23.589′ N, 100° 50.44′ W. Marker is in Colorado City, Texas, in Mitchell County. Marker can be reached from Westpoint Avenue west of State Highway 208 when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the Colorado Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comanche Village Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ruddick Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colorado City Standpipe (approx. 0.7 miles away); E.M. Hardigree Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); All Saints' Church
R.C. (Dick) Ware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. R.C. (Dick) Ware Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); John C. Prude Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Buffalo Trails (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Preston C. Coleman (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado City.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
R.C. (Dick) Ware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. R.C. (Dick) Ware Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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