A History of Lipscomb County Page: 29
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"The next day, Biggers with his Winchester,
came to the dugout and ate dinner with the crew.
"The three men rode out of the sand hills nearby
and began to abuse Frank. They called him all sorts
of names. When Biggers got up with his gun and
asked them if that was really the way they felt,
they said, 'Cut your wolf, Biggers.'
"One was shot through the heart, another was
wounded and one was not injured at all. However,
Sam Cupp told them to leave the country and not
"Biggers turned himself in at Mobeetie but 'Cap'
Arrington sent him back home.
"Old Frenchie was caught and jailed.
"Biggers was tried and cleared. 'He had to do
what he did or he could not have managed his other
men. Biggers was fearless, not mean,' said John W.
(McQuigg gave this incident in his "Reminiscenses
of A Cowboy.")
Seeing that the day of the "free range" was coming
to an end, Biggers bought a ranch on Camp
Creek in 1886. On December 2, 1886, Frank married
Mrs. Mary Howard at Mobeetie.
At the turn of the century, the Frank Biggers
left Lipscomb County for Montana. This man who
could be fierce, capable, compassionate, and forceful,
left his mark on Lipscomb County.
Submitted by Mildred Becker
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