The Wichita Falls Bank Robbery of 1896 Historical

The Wichita Falls Bank Robbery of 1896 Historical (HM1TPY)

Location: Wichita Falls, TX 76301 Wichita County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 54.695', W 98° 29.546'

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On the afternoon of February 25, 1896, two cowboys, Foster Crawford and Elmer "Kid" Lewis, robbed the City National Bank, then located at Ohio and 7th Street (2 blocks east). They killed cashier Frank Dorsey, took about $410 cash, and fled on horseback. A posse of citizens and Texas Rangers captured the pair that night hiding in a thicket outside of town. The next day, after the Rangers departed, the anger of the townspeople turned to violence. On the night of February 26, a mob dragged the prisoners from the jail and lynched them in front of the bank building.
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 546921 N 3752468
Decimal Degrees33.91158333, -98.49243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.695', W 98° 29.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 41.7" N, 98° 29' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 809 8th St, Wichita Falls TX 76301, US
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