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Friday, July 15, 2005

The Spillers were once great Cow Hunters!

Here's an interesting Spillers factoid:

Forrest Spillers
During the Spring of 1875, while Wm. Bobo, Wm. Crockett and Forrest Spillers, who lived near Milbourne in McCulloch County, were cow hunting in Brown County about five miles south of Brook Smith, they discovered an Indian spy among the rocks about 200 yards away. Forrest Spillers was murdered by this Indian. Spillers was the last person killed by Indians in Brown Co.

Note: Author interviewed T. W. Clark; M. R. Cheatham and John Beasley, who lived in that section at the time.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.

Fort Tours Forrest Spillers


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