A Short But Violent Life Fort Griffin burst on the scene…and faded off.

Fort Griffin, TX.

Fort Griffin, Texas became infamous in its brief run.  Founded in the Panhandle in 1867, the place was a magnet for folks like Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Big Nose Kate, John Selman, John Wesley Hardin, and too many more to list.  Outlaw/lawman John Larn was marshal, sometimes keeping a lid on things.

But by 1881, a nearby town had attracted a railroad and more civilized crowd.  Fort Griffin slowly dwindled away to a ghost town by the 1940s.

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