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Home Texas Borden County Gail 1902-1904 Land Rushes

1902-1904 Land Rushes

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Gail, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 46' 12.4968", -101° 26' 43.4976"
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    Cowboys and settlers fought here in early days for right to claim lands placed in public domain in 1902 by Texas courts. To keep land they were using, ranchers sent their men, wearing blue ribbon armbands, to file claims at office of county clerk. Nesters, with red ribbons, rushed for same land. To avoid bloodshed, Sheriff W. K. Clark disarmed the men. For 3 days prior to deadlines, the cowboys and nesters had knockdown, dragout fights at the filing window. Later, nesters starved out, because of drouths; land they took up reverted to grazing. (1970)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

1902-1904 Land Rushes Historical Marker Location Map, Gail, Texas