A Look Back at the History of Adobe Walls
Hutchinson County Historical Museum and The Wild West History Association are hosted “A Look Back at the History of Adobe Walls” on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Adobe Walls site, in an unusual partnership of public and private institutions.
Several speakers will discussed the events that took place at the Adobe Walls site from the its founding as a trading post in 1843 to the battle of 1874. Clay Renick, Director of the Hutchinson County Historical Museum in Borger, spoke on Bent, St. Vrain & Company who built Adobe Walls. Alvin Lynn, historian and author of “Remembering the First Battle of Adobe Walls,” told the tale of Kit Carson meeting the Kiowa Indian tribe in the 1864 Adobe Walls Battle. J. Brett Cruse, Sites Supervisor, Historic Sites Division, Texas Historical Commission, spoke on the second battle of Adobe Walls in 1874. Texas State Historian, Bill O’Neal, talked about Billy Dixon and his long shot that ended the second battle.
The 1874 Adobe Walls Historic Battle Site is owned and managed by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. For more information about events at Adobe Walls, please contact PPHM at email@example.com or 806-651-2244.
Clay Renick talking about Bent's and St. Vrain's fort.
The crowd listening under the shade.
Alvin Lynn talking about battle of 1864.
John Carson, descendant of Kit Carson.
Brett Cruse talking about battle of 1874.
Bill O'Neal talked about Billy Dixon's long shot.
Sharps Rifle demonstration.
Marshal Trimble and John Carson.
History enthusiast learning about Adobe Walls.
Wide open space.
Alvin Lynn talking about the 1864 battle.
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