Border Stories, Arkansas-Indian Territory, Volume 1 (1839-1890)
By Terrel L. Shields
Local author, Terrel L. Shields, has compiled several stories in this Volume 1 about local history and happenings along the Arkansas-Indian Territory border. Many of these involve his ancestors. Terrell has done extensive research in the area for years, and many of his articles have been printed in T L & M Genealogy and Goingsnake Messenger publications. The Chapter titles are: Seven Deaths of Jehu Chastain; The Vegetarian Harmonial Society; Battle of Hico that Wasn’t; Peter Sager Loses His Claim, Mary Lee Whinery-a Courageous Teen; The Fisher-Shannon Feud; The Cane Hill Murders; Union Men Hung by the Union; Sarah Ridge & Cephas Washburn; Buck Brown’s Mill; Grey Alice v. Ruin-Belle Starr’s Race; the Early Border Roads. This book would be of interest to anyone researching Benton and Washington County, Arkansas and Indian Territory(Delaware County, Oklahoma) history. Terrel has done extensive research on the very early roads of the area, very interesting! Paperback, 102 pages.