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Melvin in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight

 
 
1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 5, 2010
1. 1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker
Inscription.
(Battleground 1 mi. N. of Marker)

Near here in 1874 or 1875, 18 Indians attacked W. B. Brown and two comrades, spooking one horse and capturing bedrolls and grub, but sparing the men, who thankfully escaped. In the 1870s, when they were being driven off the range, capture of supplies meant victory to the Indians.
 
Erected 1973.
 
Location. 31° 12.998′ N, 99° 35.821′ W. Marker is in Melvin, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker is on U.S. 87 0.1 miles east of Farm to Market Road 503, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melvin TX 76858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedish Free Mission Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lohn Cemetery (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 5, 2010
2. 1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker location
Close-up of gap in nearby hills to the north where fight occurred image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 5, 2010
3. Close-up of gap in nearby hills to the north where fight occurred
1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
4. 1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker
View to north across US 87
Salt Gap visible behind marker
1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker in 2018 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
5. 1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight Marker in 2018
Graffiti ("You are on Indian") on the face of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3. submitted on April 28, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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