Feuds in Texas: Mason County War, Cortina Troubles, Reese-Townsend Feud, Fence Cutting War, Early-Hasley Feud, Jaybird-Woodpecker War

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Mason County War, also called the Hoodoo War (1875 - 1876) was a dispute between German-American settlers and Anglo ranchers in Mason County, Texas. The war was brought on mostly due to neither culture understanding the other, with neither making much effort to do so, in addition to political and social ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Mason County War, also called the Hoodoo War (1875 - 1876) was a dispute between German-American settlers and Anglo ranchers in Mason County, Texas. The war was brought on mostly due to neither culture understanding the other, with neither making much effort to do so, in addition to political and social disagreements. However, it likely would not have resulted in violence had the area possessed a suitable and professional law enforcement element. German settlers began settling in the Mason County area early on, and by the mid-1840s they had a considerable population. However, despite a slight language barrier, the two groups at first cooperated fairly well, due to there being a considerable Indian threat. In 1860 the county's first Sheriff, Thomas Milligan, was killed by Indians, and the settlers, both Anglo and German, banded together to hunt down the hostiles. However, with the beginning of the American Civil War, the gaps between the two groups only got worse, as Texas voted overwhelmingly to secede, whereas in Mason County, due to the heavy German influence, the vote was overwhelming against secession. Although at that time there were no attacks in Mason County against Germans, in other parts of Texas German settlers suffered, resulting in resentment inside Mason County. Loyal Valley, an area of the county, was named for the German settlers' refusal to break away from the Union. Following the war, although tensions were high, there was little to no trouble due to the Union Army posting troops at Fort Mason. After the army closed the fort in 1869, law enforcement was left to the local population. Many Germans held positions of authority over the Anglos, both as judges and lawmen. In 1873, Sheriff John Clark was elect... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=17987382
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  • ISBN-13: 9781158549917
  • Publisher: Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 9.01 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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