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Benchoff Building in Menardville late 1800s

Benchoff Building in Menardville late 1800s

Tom Turner (with hand on hip) and four men relax on wood sidewalk in front of Benchoff Building in Menardville in late 1800s. T. A. “Tom” Turner was later shot and killed by pioneer banker William Bevans, Sr. on Monday, August 6, 1906 inside the Cottonwood Saloon in downtown Menardville, Texas after an argument.

Photo courtesy Wilkinson Ranch

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