Great Panhandle Indian Scare of 1891 - Claude, Armstrong County, Texas
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Directions: Courthouse Square, northwest corner of US 287 and Trice Street, Claude.
Marker #: 5011002263
Year Dedicated: 1983
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: Refinish.
Great Panhandle Indian Scare of 1891 - Although most Indians had left the Texas Panhandle by the 1880s, fear of Indian attacks was still prevalent among settlers who arrived in the next decade. On Jan. 29, 1891, rumors of approaching Indians spread throughout the entire region. For three days settlers barricaded their homes and communities and prepared to defend themselves. Later it was discovered that the rumored Indian war cries and smoke signals were actually cowboys in pursuit of a steer they finally caught and cooked over an open fire. (1983)
Decimal degrees:  N 35.110620   W -101.359172
Degrees, minutes: N 35 06.637   W 0101 21.550
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 284991, Northing 3887857
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