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Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
July 26, 2012 M. Timothy Nolting   

The Johnson County Invaders, taken at Ft. by D. A Russell in Cheyenne

It was early morning, April 13, 1892, four hundred armed citizens of Buffalo, Wyoming had laid siege to the TA ranch for the past four days. During that time, heavy gunfire from the angry citizens had pinned down 25 hired gunmen from Texas along with 50 prominent Wyoming cattlemen who had hired them. April 13 would mark the end of the siege and though its aftermath would resonate for some time, its beginnings were tangled in the branches of a gna...

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