Fight of Sheriff's Posse with Cattle Rustlers (Site marked on Rust Ranch, 21 mi. NW)
Marker Text: On Feb. 6, 1879, Sheriff John L. Jones and deputies T. C. Taylor, Oscar Latta, John Gardner, T. W. Frazier and Bob Owens found Jim and Jourd Nite (brothers) and J. C. Crane with cattle and horses stolen from James Peterson and John Gardner.
In following fight, Crane and Jourd Nite were killed while Jim was wounded. Crane and Jourd Nite were buried at the scene of the battle.
Jim Nite recovered and later at his trial, March 30, 1897, (held in earlier courthouse on this site) was convicted and sentenced as John Underwood. (1968)
Marker No: 1526
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: Courthouse grounds (Main between 5th and 6th Streets), Junction