Shooting at Stephenville, Texas
Wild West Shootout in Erath County

This appears to have involved the infamous outlaw, "Doc" Holliday, but may have been a case of mistaken identity, or hysterical news media (Gee, we've never seen that before...).  

The Daily American

Nashville, Tennessee

April 3, 1879

Note: I'm familiar with "Stephenville, Texas," but not a "Stevenville." I couldn't find any "Stevenville" in the RootsWeb County-Town database, nor in the U. S. Geologic Survey's database of place names, so I'm going to assume that this shooting happened in Stephenville, in Erath County, Texas. If you have any information about this incident, please email me.

Texas Escapes has some interesting information about Stephenville, and you ought to drop by their site and say "Hey, Ya'll!" They're mighty nice over there!

Click here to read the Erath Appeal online (1899-1900),
 thanks to the Erath County GenWeb Project!

From Abebooks: People-Events and Erath County, Texas

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