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Taken 21-Oct-07
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Real County Historical Marker, Site of McLaurin Massacre
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Original file size2.78 MB
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Date taken21-Oct-07 11:34
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Camera modelNIKON D50
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Site of McLaurin Massacre

Site of McLaurin Massacre

Real County, Texas
29 48.752' N 99 46.470' W

Text: Site Of McLaurin Massacre (Last Indian Raid in Frio Canyon) On April 19, 1881, Catherine "Kate" Ringer McLaurin (sometimes McLauren) was with her three small children and 14-year-old Allen Lease in the garden when a band of Lipan Apaches started to plunder her home. Lease, thinking there were pigs in the house, went to investigate the noise and was shot and killed. Catherine was also shot, dying hours later, but her children were unharmed. Maud, age 6, went for help because her father, John McLaurin, was away. Neighbors gave chase for 70 miles before soldiers from Fort Clark took command. Soldiers trailed the party into Mexico, reportedly killing all but two.