Caprock Chronicle: Vigilante Justice in the Texas Plains is a Tall Tale

There are many tall tales, myths and legends when it comes to settlers on the Texas frontier. In Chuck’s latest Caprock Chronicle, he explores the stories behind mob violence and lynchings.

Many newspaper archives in the late 1800’s describe outlaws committing a variety of crimes in Texas from stealing horses and seeds to gambling, womanizing, drunkenness and murder. Several happen in the South Plains, including Palo Duro Canyon.

Chuck reveals that many of the reports were from newspapers thousands of miles away. Many of the stores appear to be fabricated to feed into the narrative of the wild west.

Read more at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and explore the history of vigilante justice in the Texas Panhandle.

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