This frontier Shackelford County community, grew around a military post of the same name, served as an area trade center in 1870s and '80s. It was a wild settlement frequented by cavalry troopers, trail-herd cowboys, buffalo hunters and outlaws. More than 200,000 buffalo hides were shipped from the town. During a 12-year period, gunfights accounted for 34 public killings. The town declined after the fort was abandoned, and, today, there are only scattered rural homes on the Brazos River farmlands at the site on U.S. 283 north of Albany.
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