Bigger Than the O.K. Corral

Tascosa Gunfight Graves
Tascosa Gunfight Graves

The Tascosa Gunfight of 1886 isn’t well-remembered today.  It involved two factions—cowboys of the LS Ranch versus men in smaller cattle operations.

The two sides were in the Texas town on March 20 when an LS man was ambushed and killed.  Then the fight became general, moving throughout Tascosa. The final tally beat that of the Tombstone Street Fight.  Four men—three LS wranglers and an innocent bystander—were killed and several others were wounded. Five of the small ranchers were acquitted in the killings.  The three LS riders are buried in the local cemetery.

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