The Shoot Out at Green Lake

Edwards County, Texas ~ History and Genealogy Fence Cutting and a Ranger Shootout at Green Lake By Harold D. Jobes In the mid 1870s, the Civil War reconstruction was at an end in Texas. Edmond J. Davis, the Republican governor was defeated by a Democrat, Richard, Coke, in December 1873. In January, 1874 the Democrats staged a military celebration at the Austin Capitol giving Governor Coke and Lieutenant Governor Richard Hubbard a 102-gun salute. Coming out of reconstruction, the livestock business was the primary area of growth and income for many Texans and in 1870 two thirds of the state's population was involved in agriculture. Cotton was the important farm crop at the time and cattle had

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