A bloody affair in Lincoln County.
The Horrell family made quite a name for themselves in Lampasas, Texas in the early 1870s. And not a good name; they had committed several acts of violence. Then they (Sam Horrell pictured) moved to New Mexico Territory in mid-1873—and they only increased their actions. The Horrells and associates got into a virtual war with local Hispanics. In less than six months, the Horrells killed at least 13 people, including several lawmen. The heat was too much, however, and the group made its way back to Texas in early 1874.