Fight of Sheriff's Posse with Cattle Rustlers
(Site marked on Rust Ranch, 21 Mi. NW)
On Feb. 6, 1897, Sheriff John L. Jones and Deputies T.C. Taylor, Oscar Lattat, John Gardner, T.W. Frazier and Bob Owens found Jim and Jourd Nite (brothers) and J.C. Crane with cattle and horses stolen from James and Peter Paterson and John Gardner.
In following fight, Crane and Jourd Nite were killed while Jim was wounded. Crane and Jourd Nite were buried at the scene of the battle.
Jim Nite recovered and later at his trial March 30, 1897 (held in earlier courthouse on this site) was convicted and sentenced as John Underwood.