(1839-1876)A Bandera County Deputy Sheriff, Capt. Jack Phillips, set out alone on Dec. 29, 1876, on an official visit to Sabinal Canyon. Indians attacked him at Seco Canyon Pass, 22 miles southwest of Bandera. Phillips raced for the nearest settlement. When his horse was shot from under him, he ran for half a mile before being killed. A mail carrier and a couple on their way to the county seat to be married found his body later that day. Ironically, the Indians had been trailed for many miles by Texas Rangers who had turned back in exhaustion just before Phillips was waylaid.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 492903 N 3288478|
|Decimal Degrees||29.72646667, -99.07338333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 43.588', W 99° 4.403'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 43' 35.28" N, 99° 4' 24.18" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 515 Main St, Bandera TX 78003, US|
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