How Indian Emily Saved Fort Davis

How Indian Emily Saved Fort Davis

by Larry Francell
How Indian Emily Saved Fort Davis

How Indian Emily Saved Fort Davis

by Larry Francell


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Legends, myths, and ghost stories have long roamed the rugged West Texas towns - and one legend has intrigued story-tellers and researchers for generations.

The Forts across Texas hold a powerful history and each have their own stories and mythologies, and Fort Davis, Texas is no exception. The legend of Indian Emily is a story that has been told throughout the Davis Mountains and around campfires for years.

West Texas author Larry Francell digs into the legend of Indian Emily in this new journalistic critique. Covering stories and histories gathered over the past century, Larry asks, and tries to answer, questions about the young woman known as Indian Emily. Did she really save the soldiers at Fort Davis? Where was she buried? How was she portrayed in different stories over the years?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735380520
Publisher: Heather Francell
Publication date: 06/21/2021
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Larry Francell had a forty-year career in the museum profession both as a museum director and consultant. He retired as Director of the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University leading the effort to restore and create new exhibits for the original Texas Centennial Building. He served as Jeff Davis County Commissioner, Precinct One for 12 years, was the Jeff Davis County Emergency Management Coordinator and Grants Coordinator and served for three months as Jeff Davis County Judge. He is author of Fort Lancaster: Texas Frontier Sentinel and Fort Davis an Arcadia Publishing Images of America series. He wrote the Introduction for Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country by Paul Chaplo. He has written numerous articles on the history of the region and lives with his wife Beth in her family home in Fort Davis.
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