Gerald-Harris Shootings - Waco, McLennan County, Texas
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Directions: Austin & 4th Sts, Waco
Marker #: 5309002171
Year Dedicated: 1978
Size, type: 18 x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: yes
Gerald-Harris Shootings - James W. Harris (1863-1897), editor of Waco's "Time -Herald" and Judge George Bruce Gerald (1836-1914) argued over an article the Judge wrote. It supported William Cowper Brann's controversial magazine, "The Iconoclast", which denounced, among other things, Baptists and Baylor University. After a fist fight which Harris won, the Judge distributed a handbill branding Harris "a liar, coward and cur" and challenged him to a duel. Harris and his brother met Judge Gerald near this intersection in a pistol battle. The Harrises were killed and the Judge wounded. Judge Gerald won reelection in 1900.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.515002   W -97.087897
Degrees, minutes: N 31 30.900   W 097 05.274
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 681568, Northing 3488263
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