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Battle of Buffalo Wallow

Field reporter Christine U. sent in a batch of photos from the recent reenactment of the Battle of Buffalo Wallow. By all accounts, it wasn’t much of a battle because only one Indian showed up for the weekend festivities, but he was mighty handsome and everyone had a lot of fun this time.

The Buffalo Wallow fight took place September 10, 1874, and included Billy Dixon, who is alleged to have shot an Indian from a mile away during another fight, the Battle of Adobe Walls.

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The gathering took place at Mobeetie, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. The second picture shows the restored Old Mobeetie Jail, now a museum. Mobeetie was one of the first settlements in the Texas Panhandle and even served as County Seat of Wheeler County for a short time.

The links take you to a one page summary of Mobeetie and Buffalo Wallow.

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