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 County: Lampasas County, TX
 Collection: Photographing Texas
Historic Plaque, Gunfight at the Lampasas Saloon

Historic Plaque, Gunfight at the Lampasas Saloon

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Lampasas. It reads: "In the early 1870s Lampasas was a wild frontier town. In January 1873 Sheriff S.T. Denson was shot while arresting brothers Wash and Mark Short. The district judge sent men to apprehend the Short brothers, but the posse was stopped by Ben, Tom, and Mart Horrell and several others. Sheriff Denson and the justices of the peace of Lampasas County appealed to Governor Edmund J. Davis for the assistance of the State Police. On February 10, Governor Davis issued a proclamation prohibiting the carrying of sidearms in Lampasas. On March 14, Captain Thomas Williams and seven state policemen entered Lampasas to enforce the proclamation. The State Police immediately arrested Bill Bowen for carrying a gun in town. Bowen persuaded Captain Williams and two of his men to enter Jerry Scott's Lampasas Saloon, this led to a gunfight between the State Police and the Horrell brothers and their associates. Three officers were killed in the saloon and a fourth was fatally wounded while trying to escape. The police were buried in Lampasas, but Captain Williams was reinterred in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. More State Police came to Lampasas and joined ...
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Historic Plaque, Horrell-Higgins Feud

Historic Plaque, Horrell-Higgins Feud

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Lampasas, Texas. It reads: "Horrell-Higgins Feud. The Horrell and Higgins families were among the early settlers of Lampasas County. Tom, Mart, Merritt and Sam Horrell were accused of many crimes, including cattle rustling and murder. Pink Higgins was a cattleman and trail driver who, in 1876, began accusing the Horrell brothers of stealing his cattle. On January 22, 1877, Pink Higgins shot and killed Merritt Horrell in the Gem Saloon. This was the beginning of a six-month battle between the Horrell brothers and Pink Higgins, Bob Mitchell, Bill Wren and their followers. On March 26, Tom and Mart Horrell were ambushed on their way into Lampasas. Captain John C. Sparks of the Texas Rangers went in pursuit, but no one was captured. Higgins remained a fugitive, but eventually surrendered and was ordered to appear in court. On June 4, the Lampasas County District Clerk's office was burglarized and District Court records were destroyed. Three days later, the biggest battle of the feud took place on the public square on Lampasas; one man from each side was killed. Major John B. Jones, Commander of the Texas Ranger Frontier Battalion, came to Lampasas and sent Sergeant ...
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Korean and Vietnam War Memorial, Lampasas County

Korean and Vietnam War Memorial, Lampasas County

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the Korean and Vietnam War Memorial in Lampasas, Texas. It reads: "Korean War, June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955. Vietnam War, December 22, 1961 to May 7, 1975. Frank Alexander; James L. Childress; Stephen A. De Santis; Patrick M. Goble; Robert Bailey Green; Billy G. Insall; Doyd D. O'Neal; Clifford Earl Poe Jr.; John Clyde Roberts; Charles Ricky LaBounty. Erected by Lampasas County Historical Commission; Lampasas County Commissioners Court; American Legion Post 277 and Aux Lampasas; American Legion Post 116 Lometa; Amvets Post 80 and Aux Lampasas; DAV Chapter 67 Lampasas; VFW Post 3393 and Aux Kempner; VFW Post 8539 and Aux Lampasas; Individual Contributors. Memorial dedicated November 11, 1989."
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Lampasas County Courthouse

Lampasas County Courthouse

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the Lampasas County Courthouse, constructed in 1883 by architect W. C. Dodson.
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Lampasas County Courthouse, Diebold safe door

Lampasas County Courthouse, Diebold safe door

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a Diebold safe door at the Lampasas County Courthouse. The text on the door reads: "Diebold Safe & Lock Co. Canton, O."
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Lampasas County Courthouse, interior detail

Lampasas County Courthouse, interior detail

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Close-up view of the detail of trim at the Lampasas County Courthouse.
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Lampasas County Courthouse, interior detail of staircase

Lampasas County Courthouse, interior detail of staircase

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of an interior staircase at the Lampasas County Courthouse.
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Lampasas County Courthouse, interior detail of staircase

Lampasas County Courthouse, interior detail of staircase

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph looking upward at a staircase inside the Lampasas County Courthouse.
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Lampasas County Courthouse, machine works for the clock tower

Lampasas County Courthouse, machine works for the clock tower

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the machine works for the clock tower in the Lampasas County Courthouse. The machine is painted green, and is kept behind glass.
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Lampasas County Courthouse, machine works for the clock tower

Lampasas County Courthouse, machine works for the clock tower

Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the machine works for the clock tower in the Lampasas County Courthouse. The machine is painted green, and is kept behind glass.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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