(April 1, 1898)The city of Waco in the 1890s divided into two armed camps over the caustic criticisms of William Cowper Brann (1855-1898) in his magazine, "The Iconoclast". A gifted writer, Brann attacked many organizations, especially Baptists and Baylor University. This controversy sparked a duel in 1897 between Judge George Bruce Gerald and James W. Harris. A Baylor partisan, Tom E. Davis, met Brann here, within a half block of the earlier fight, and shot him with a Colt .45 revolver. Brann returned the fire. Both men died the following day from their wounds.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 677448 N 3492853|
|Decimal Degrees||31.55703333, -97.13043333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 33.422', W 97° 7.826'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 33' 25.32" N, 97° 7' 49.56" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 S 4th St, Waco TX 76701, US|
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