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Austin McGary – A Radical

Austin McGary (1846-1928) was a Texas lawman.  He served as sheriff of Madison County.  He once disarmed and arrested the notorious John Wesley Hardin.  Later, he worked for the State of Texas transporting prisoners to penitentiaries. In the early 1880’s, he began … Continue reading

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Brethren, We’re Drifting!

J.D. Tant (1861-1941) was not impressive by the standards of many.  He was not a large man.  He stood 5’7″ and never weighed more than 160 pounds.  He was not eloquent.  Fanning Yater Tant acknowledged, “Tant was no orator.  The rolling periods, the fine … Continue reading

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