The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 358
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The cowboys, having their hands full in taking the cattle through
the settlement and with a dangerous river crossing coming up,
were in no mood to fool with a local war-whooping kid.
One day while enjoying his favorite pastime of pestering the
cowboys, one of the riders decided to teach George a lesson and,
riding up close to the boy, put a bullet into the post between his
legs. George, startled and sure he had been shot, fell backwards
off the post. He got up from his fall, ran a short distance, stopped
and shouted to the laughing cowboy, "you old so-and-so, you
didn't scare me." This put an end to his chunking the riders,
but not to his yelling. George died in 1955 in Nocona, Texas.
having retained his ability to give his blood-curdling yell up to
within a short time of his death. In later years, George was
kidded as being one of the reasons why the herds shifted to the
Like the era that brought it into being, Red River Station has
"gone with the wind." The only evidence of its existence is the
lonely cemetery on the hill, the broken dishes, crocks, and bottles,
and residue of the blacksmith shops of the settlement, exposed
after heavy rains. As one stands on a high hill east of the Station
in the twilight of evening, it seems that the curtain of time opens
and again he can see the lights of the settlement with the camp-
fires of the trail drivers around the chuck wagons and hear again
the songs of the night riders as they circle their herds.
Thus does Red River Station deserve to be remembered as the
"jumping-off" place of the Chisholm Trail and for its role as a
part of one of the great movements in Texas history.
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