The Dallas Journal, Volume 51, 2006 Page: 27
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Pleasant Valley Killings - 1897
Transcribed by Tresa Tatyrek
The following is the Dallas Morning News article referred to in the "Cattle Drive Diary." Reprinted
with permission of the Dallas Morning News.
June 28, 1897 Dallas Morning News
A DUEL TO THE DEATH
TWO MEN SLAIN AND A THIRD MAN MORTALLY WOUNDED YESTERDAY.
PLEASANT VALLEY TRAGEDY
A. A. GARRISON AND FRANK JONES DEAD AND THOMAS JONES IS SAID TO
SENSATIONAL FEATURES OF THE AFFAIR
A Church Yard the Scene of the
Desperate Meeting - A Woman the
A bloody battle took place yesterday
morning at the hour of 11:30 in a churchyard in
Pleasant valley, five miles east of Garland and
twenty-two miles northeast of this city. Two
young men were shot to death and another
mortally injured in full view of a large number
of congregation, which had assembled to give
praise to God on the peaceful Sabbath morning.
Pleasant Valley is one of the most orderly
communities in Dallas county. Its farmers are
well-to-do, progressive and law-abiding.
Saloons do not flourish there, and it is said to be
an ideal spot, free from crime, and the vicious
classes. The news of the terrible tragedy was
brought to this city by Mr. J. T. McCollum,
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