(November 19, 1897)James W. Harris (1863-1897), editor of Waco's "Times -Herald" and Judge George Bruce Gerald (1836-1914) argued over an article the Judge wrote. It supported William Cowper Brann's controversial magazine, "The Iconoclast", which denounced, among other things, Baptists and Baylor University. After a fist fight which Harris won, the Judge distributed a handbill branding Harris "a liar, coward and cur" and challenged him to a duel. Harris and his brother met Judge Gerald near this intersection in a pistol battle. The Harrises were killed and the Judge wounded. Judge Gerald won reelection in 1900.
|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 677405 N 3492941|
|Decimal Degrees||31.55783333, -97.13086667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 33.47', W 97° 7.852'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 33' 28.2" N, 97° 7' 51.12" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 381 Austin Ave, Waco TX 76701, US|
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