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Martha Fanning
Fighting with the Rangers
Tue Aug 21, 2018 14:07

from Traces of Texas on Facebook

The Texas Quote of the Day:

"I was drafted to go out and fight with the Rangers. While I was out with the Rangers one of them lied to me and talked me into joinin' 'em .... He said Rangerin' was a easy life, lyin' around in camps, goin' to dances, and drawin' pay. There was no danger he said as long as you didn't get too close to the Comanches, which was the only true thing he said .... We didn't go to no dances, except when the Indians was around, and then we danced lively gettin' away from 'em. The horses was crowbaits, and the grub was what you could shoot with the poor ammunition they furnished."

----- anonymous author, Amarillo New-Globe, August 14, 1918

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