BRAVE DISTRICT ATTORNEY STOOD UP TO VIGILANTES

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by Bartee Haile

Three cowardly assassins gunned down a harmless old man plowing his fields on Jul. 19, 1889, and left their grisly calling card — nine bullet holes in the body.

The seven original members of the San Saba Mob, respectable ranchers all, began with the best of intentions. Following the example of other vigilantes in adjacent counties, they merely wanted to rid San Saba of the criminal riffraff.

 

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