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Shoot ‘em up


You can’t get away from gunfights when you’re looking into Ennis’s early days. The west was still wild, and the southwest even wilder, apparently, as the 20th century was approaching. In 1897 just such a skirmish took place here in a district downtown called the “central shops” area. A man, identified as J. A. Jeter, shot another man, A. J. Rockhill, “inflicting a flesh wound in the back part of the neck.” The report that appeared in the Bryan Eagle added: “Jeter surrendered to the constable immediately after the shooting and was placed under a nominal bond to await the action of the grand jury. Rockhill has left town.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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