Parker County Today December 2016 - Page 57

George Custer on the Little Big Horn, that he had forced the defiant Utes in Colorado to go to a reservation and by a bold stroke ended the Apache uprising in Arizona, and that in appreciation of his having quieted the restless Navajos and rebellious Apaches, New Mexico Republicans had included a plank in their 1882 platform calling for his promotion to the rank of brigadier general. But public recognition did not come until a generation later when the grateful citizens of the young town of Lubbock, Texas, named a park in his honor.”  Clearly, Wallace, who wrote of Mackenzie in the 1960s, thought the general deserved more than a few lazy lines in the New York Times.  Closer to home, it was Mackenzie who commanded nearby Fort Richardson when in 1871 Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman made his inspection of the Texas frontier from San Antonio to Jacksboro. Sherman doubted stories of Indian atrocities in Texas and determined to lay the issue to rest by traveling the length of Gen. Ranald Slidell “Bad Hand” Mackenzie ç1876 above; ç1864 right TEXAS BUTANE CO., INC. Morris & Judy V. (Kemp) White South Side Square • 103 W. Church • Weatherford, Texas 76086 Local Phone: 8 1 7 5 9 6 8 7 5 8 “LOCALLY OWNED & FAMILY OPERATED” We are proud to be the oldest continuously family owned propane company in the Area! PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY 2 6 1 2 Metro Phone: DECEMBER 2016 8 1 7 5 9 4 Propane Sales & Service Since 1958 55