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1 – A Texas History Murder Mystery

By November 20, 2020July 12th, 2021Texas Talk

In August 1876, three masked men murdered a Methodist minister, his wife, and two of her children in their home six miles south of the North Texas community of Montague. Who were these masked men and why did they kill a defenseless family? In this and the blog posts that follow, we’ll take you on a firsthand tour of locales linked to the murders in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas that feature in this enigmatic true crime story spanning two decades.

For an in-depth look at this compelling murder mystery, read Murder in Montague: Frontier Justice and Retribution in Texas, published by University of Oklahoma Press, and available on our secure online webstore. The book is also available at University of Oklahoma Press and Amazon.


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