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  1. #16
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Yes, thank you Jerry. I will read this book as soon as I can find time away from my research into Bloody Bill Anderson and my spring and summer detecting projects. The author is known for his expertise in the field of treasure hunting and I am sure this book will be very educational.
    ~Jay~

  2. #17
    cdhtexas

    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    heidi ho Texas Jay,

    Was the man's last name Dean or first name Dan?

  3. #18
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
    Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Hi cdhtexas. Thanks for replying to my message. I don't think I ever made it clear who the mysterious man was that my grandmother Longley told me about. He was Colonel William C. Anderson otherwise known as Bloody Bill Anderson. It turns out he was the father of my great uncle Storm Anderson. I invite you to join my research group where we have accumulated more information on this famous guerrilla leader than anyone has done before.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery

    ~Jay~

  4. #19
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    This is the Summary of Purposes that I posted, in our Yahoo group, as a guideline for our important investigation into the controversial life and death of Bloody Bill Anderson.

    ***

    Bloody Bill Anderson

    Summary of Purposes

    I began this investigation in the spring of 2006. My goal was to
    learn if Bloody Bill Anderson died as a result of a Union ambush in
    October, 1864 near Orrick, Missouri or if he escaped, returned to
    Texas, and settled at Salt Creek in Brown County in frontier central
    Texas as William C. Anderson. To recruit interested people to help
    with this ongoing research, I created a Yahoo group called Bloody
    Bill Anderson Mystery. I am convinced that Colonel William C.
    Anderson of Brown County, Texas was Bloody Bill Anderson of
    Quantrill's Guerrillas. Our group's job is to now prove that Colonel
    Anderson was Bloody Bill to the historical community. To keep our
    investigation headed in an orderly and productive direction toward
    the ultimate proof, DNA analysis, I am proposing an outline to guide
    our efforts - Summary of Purposes.

    1. Bloody Bill Anderson's genealogical background. Since
    traditional historians, in over 140 years, have failed to adequately
    document Bloody Bill's family, any serious investigation into the
    life of this important Southern leader must strive to correct the
    sketchy and contradictory family tree of this heroic man. We need to
    discover and document several important facts concerning his original
    family.
    a. We will attempt to reveal the most basic things about Bloody
    Bill's parents that historians have failed to substantiate until
    now. This includes the full names of the parents, how they died, and
    where they died.
    b. We will attempt to also determine the full names of Bill's
    paternal and maternal grandparents. This step should be as far back,
    into Bloody Bill Anderson's family, that we need to go in order to
    create an accurate family tree from which we will ultimately locate
    verifiable relatives from which we can screen and choose candidates
    for DNA testing that will prove our case.
    c. Traditional historians have done a pitiful job of even
    determining, for certain, who Bloody Bill's siblings were. We will
    attempt to determine who these brothers and sisters were, how many
    children each had, where, how, and when they died and where they were
    buried.
    2. Historians Dr. Richard S. Brownlee and Shelby Foote referred to
    Bloody Bill Anderson as "William C. Anderson" which exactly matches
    the name of Colonel William C. Anderson of Brown County, Texas. We
    will attempt to determine what documents these respected
    historians/writers used to determine his name. Prior to these men's
    books, published in the late 1950's and early 1960's, I have found
    none that give a middle initial for this important man.
    3. We will carefully examine and document Bloody Bill Anderson's
    life up until late October of 1864 when the ambush occurred.
    a. Study Bill's early years before his involvement in the Civil
    War.
    b. Examine important war-time events that influenced Anderson's
    life. These will include his joining Quantrill's Guerrillas, the
    1863 Kansas City jail collapse that killed his beloved sister
    Josephine, the 1863 Lawrence Raid, the Battle of Centralia in
    September 1864, and the highly controversial October 27, 1864 Ambush
    that traditionalists claim killed Bloody Bill Anderson. We will
    question the authenticity and origin of every piece of "evidence"
    that traditionalist historians/writers have claimed, these many
    decades, were taken from the guerrilla, the Yankees claimed was
    Bloody Bill Anderson, who was riding Bill Anderson's horse that day
    of the ambush.
    4. Chronicle Bill Anderson's arrival in Texas after October 1964.
    a. Search for letters, diaries, public documents, or other written
    accounts of Bill Anderson after the Civil War.
    b. Seek to locate Bloody Bill Anderson's relatives who may have
    moved to the same area of frontier Texas where Anderson settled.
    5. Identify Bloody Bill Anderson's close confidantes that knew of
    his Civil War past before he publicly announced his true identity in
    1924 to newspaperman Henry C. Fuller.
    6. Study the underground Confederate government, the Knights of the
    Golden Circle.
    a. Examine the KGC's role and members in early-day Brown County
    and Brownwood, Texas.
    b. Research Colonel William C. Anderson's involvement with this
    highly secretive group.
    7. Identify as many of Colonel William C. Anderson's direct
    descendants as possible.
    a. Conduct and record interviews with every living direct
    descendant.
    b. Seek to locate public documents, photographs, diaries, letters,
    Bibles, and any other written documents that shed light on Bloody
    Bill Anderson.
    c. Compile a family tree for Colonel Anderson with contact
    information for the living and locations of burial and other
    pertinent information for the deceased.
    8. Participate on all Internet websites where the life and death of
    Bloody Bill Anderson is discussed.
    a. Ask tough questions about the many contradictory statements
    that traditionalist historians/writers have made about Bloody Bill.
    b. Require those who believe Bloody Bill Anderson was killed in
    1864 to PROVE the origins, authenticity, and validity of every piece
    of information, every photograph, and every item from they claimed
    were taken from the ambushed guerrilla's body and Anderson's horse
    after the October 1864 ambush.
    c. Promote our group on all historical and genealogical websites
    you participate on. Always keep in mind that we will need interested
    and credentialed professionals, from numerous fields, to donate their
    time and expertise to our investigation as we move forward. You can
    use our group's Invite feature to personally invite people to join us
    in this worthy research.
    9. Document and record as much as possible information about Colonel
    William C. Anderson's life after the Civil War.
    a. Determine who Bill Anderson's closest associates were during
    the 60 years he lived in Brown County, Texas.
    b. Document important events in Brown County and Brownwood history
    and learn the parts Colonel Anderson played in these events.
    c. Examine Bill Anderson's participation with Jesse James and
    other significant people after the Civil War.
    10. Conduct and encourage DNA tests to prove, once and for all time,
    that Colonel William C. Anderson was Bloody Bill Anderson.
    a. Compile a list of as many relatives of the historically-
    accepted Bloody Bill Anderson as possible.
    b. List as many confirmed living descendants of Brown County's
    William C. Anderson as possible.
    c. Screen willing descendants and verify that they are legitimate
    bloodline relatives. There will be absolutely no room for error in
    this crucial phase of our investigation.
    d. Locate, contact and persuade the responsible government
    agencies and credentialed historical organizations to conduct an
    exhumation of the grave, at Richmond, Missouri, and strongly
    encourage them to prove or disprove the traditionalists' belief that
    the grave contains the body of "Capt. William T. Anderson".

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery





  5. #20
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Here is a list of some of the books I have completely read during
    this investigation. While reading them, I have taken extensive
    notes, both handwritten and Xerox, and I have posted much of this
    noted information in our Messages Archives for our members' use. To
    retrieve and read these excerpts, members are encouraged to type in
    either the book's full title or the author's full name in the
    Messages Search box located at the top of our group's messages list
    on our homepage:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery

    ***

    1) "Wildwood Boys" by James Carlos Blake, novel based on historical
    facts, hardcover published in 2000 by William Morrow, an imprint of
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc., paperback published in 2001 by
    Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

    2) "Rebel Gold" by Warren Getler and Bob Brewer, previously
    published as "Shadow of the Sentinel", copyright @ 2003, Simon &
    Schuster, Inc., paperback published in 2005.

    3) "Frontier's Generation" by Tevis Clyde Smith (Sr.), published by
    the author, Brownwood, Texas, Greenwood Press, 1931, First
    Edition, "Price 50 Cents".

    4) "From The Memories of Men" by T.C. Smith, Jr., 1954.

    5) "Jesse James Was One of His Names" by Del Schrader and Jesse
    James III, online version
    http://bwcpublishing.com/names/names.html

    6) "Brown's Henry Ford" by Lex Johnston, Great Grandson of Henry
    Ford, included in "In The Life And Lives of Brown County People",
    published by The Brown County Historical Society.

    7) "The Story of Cole Younger by Himself", Introduction by Marley
    Brant, originally published 1903, re-published in 2000 by Minnesota
    Historical Society.

    8) "Branded as Rebels", compiled by Joanne Chiles Eakin & Donald R.
    Hale, 1993.

    9) "INSIDE WAR - The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the
    American Civil War" by Michael Fellman, Oxford University Press, 1989.

    10) "The Blue And The Gray" by Henry Steele Commager, 1982, (Two
    Volumes in One).

    11) "Jesse James Was His Name" or, "Fact And Fiction Concerning The
    Careers of The Notorious James Brothers of Missouri" by William A.
    Settle, Jr., 1966, Columbia, Missouri, University of Missouri Press.

    12) "Reminiscences of one who suffered in the lost cause" by Charles
    Hewitt Hance, published 1915.

    13) "Quantrill And The Border Wars" by William Elsey Connelley,
    Pageant Book Company, New York, 1956, originally published 1909.

    14) "Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border" by Donald L. Gilmore,
    2006, Pelican Publishing Company.

    15) "The Civil War Story of Bloody Bill Anderson" by Larry Wood,
    2003, Published by Eakin Press - Austin, Texas.

    16) "Quantrill and his civil war guerrillas" by Carl W. Breihan,
    1959.

    17) "Bloody Bill Anderson - The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War
    Guerrilla by Albert Castel & Thomas Goodrich.

    18) "Three Years With Quantrill" by John McCorkle.

    19) "A Dynasty of Western Outlaws" by Paul I. Wellman, University of
    Nebraska Press - Lincoln and London, 1961, Reprinted Bison Book, 1986.

    20) "The Killer Legions of Quantrill" by Carl W. Breihan, Hangman
    Press As Presented By Superior Publishing Company, Seattle,
    Washington, 1971, First Edition.

    21) "Noted Guerrillas" or "The Warfare on the Border" by John N.
    Edwards, Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1976, originally printed 1877.

    22) "In The Life And Lives Of Brown County People" Books Nos Ten,
    Eleven, and Nineteen, published by the Brown County Historical
    Society.

    23) "The Nice and Nasty in Brown County" by Ruth Griffin Spence,
    1988.

    24) "Something About Brown" by T.R. Havins, 1958, Banner Printing
    Company, Brownwood, Texas.

    25) "Freemasonry in Brownwood" by Donovan Duncan Tidwell, 1966.

    26) "McInnis Funeral Home Records Brownwood, (Brown County) Texas
    1910-1942" compiled by Hazel Ellis Wetzel, 1985.

    27) "The Promised Land" by James C. White.

    ***

    ~Jay~


    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery


  6. #21

    May 2007
    Richmond Texas
    , BH Lone Star, BH Pinpointer, Homebuilt BFO, Index finger
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    I have recently learned of the KGC and am reading "Rebel Gold".
    Have also learned that the KGC had a "castle" in LaGrange TX. in Fayette Co.
    Most of my family is from this area and some served in Waul's Legion.
    Fayette Co. is adjacent to Washington Co. mentioned in another post.
    I plan to keep looking intoKGC activities in this area.
    At least its an old pull tab!

  7. #22
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Hi Ron. Thank you for your interesting reply. Our investigation has proven that Brown County and the town of Brownwood were a safe haven for former Guerrillas, KGC members, and Confederates who either refused to take the Oath of Allegiance after the War or were hiding from Federals for other reasons. Most, if not all, of our area political leaders were Knights of the Golden Circle. I am attaching a photo I took of our old Brown County Jail which was authorized to be built during Bloody Bill Anderson's comrade and confidant in Brown County Henry Ford's term as County Clerk. You will see that this beautiful old building was built to resemble the KGC castles out west.
    ~Jay~
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery
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  8. #23

    May 2007
    Richmond Texas
    , BH Lone Star, BH Pinpointer, Homebuilt BFO, Index finger
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Good photo Jay,
    Found a book titled "Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War" by T. J. Stiles
    Although the KGC are mentioned only once in passing, It puts JJ in the context of a confederate partisan rather than a bank robber. I'll read this on after I finish "rebel Gold".
    At least its an old pull tab!

  9. #24
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Thank you, Ron. If it weren't for "Rebel Gold", I would still know next to nothing about the KGC. I have re-read it completely 3 times now and am always looking in it for more information about various topics as our investigation continues. One other book that I found very educational was "Noted Guerrillas or The Warfare on the Border" by John N. Edwards. It was originally published in 1877 and then republished in 1976. While this book is very informative, it mentions other writings of Edwards that I believe will cover the KGC and the Guerrillas in much more detail. These other books apparently have never been reprinted since they were published originally some years after the Civil War. They are:

    "Shelby and His Men": or, " War in the West"

    "Shelby's Expedition to Mexico: An Unwritten Leaf of the War", 1872.

    Both these books were written by John N. Edwards. Both are also said to be, by Albert Castel, "as rare as they are expensive." If anyone knows of any online versions of either or both of these important books, please reply to this message and let us know.

    ~Jay~
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery

  10. #25
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Here is an interesting article about some former Guerrillas who visited Brownwood in central Texas that I first posted at my Yahoo group listed below.

    ***

    I urge our members to read this account carefully as it documents
    several visits to Brownwood by Frank & Jesse James and Cole Younger.
    This story relates to Comanche County, Oklahoma and not to Brown
    County, Texas' adjoining Comanche County.
    ~Jay~



    ****

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~okcomanc/pi...ancsalyer.html

    ***

    Comanche County Pioneers
    Interview with Dean C. Salyer
    Lawton, Comanche County Oklahoma
    July 23, 1913 - October 31, 1973
    (Dean was married to my father's sister, Ethel Burnett)
    Sharon Burnett-Crawford
    Jesse James's Two Million Dollar Treasure
    Dean C. Salyer, of Lawton, first visited Oklahoma more than 25 yrs
    ago with the goal of finding the lost treasure of Jesse James. He has
    periodically sought the $180,000 he believes to be hidden in the
    rocks not far from Cutthroat Gap, in far northwest corner of Comanche
    County.
    Salyer, a tree surgeon, a former cowboy, and a treasurer hunter is
    another who came into personal contact with an aging member of the
    outlaw band, but far away from the Wichita Mountains.
    I haven't found anything, but I haven't given up looking, even
    thought I've slowed down a mite. One thing I know, Jesse and Frank
    James buried one hundred and eighty thousand dollars in those hills.
    Make no mistake about that.
    You might wonder how I came to know all this. It was all from an old
    outlaw in Brownwood, Texas - that's where I'm from originally - who
    was a good friend to Jesse and Frank. Even after Frank was acquitted
    of his crimes, he used to come down to Brownwood just to talk over
    old times with this man, whom I knew as Conley. I imagine they talked
    over buried treasure, too, although Conley never admitted as much.
    During the depression Salyer worked as a cook, carpenter, farmer,
    cowboy, or in any other job he could find. During that time he met
    the aged Conley. Conley and his family were hungry. Salyer asked no
    questions and slipped Conley a ten dollar bill. Over the months a
    great friendship developed. Salyer recalled with fond memories
    visiting Conley for hours at a time, listening to him tell of his
    strange past.
    Conley spoke often of outlaws, but it was a long time before he said
    just who the outlaws were. He was more of a lookout man for Jesse as
    I gathered it. At first I didn't think to much of his story. But, you
    know, he talked like he must have been there. And, too, he had a
    cowhide map which he said was one of only three copies.
    Salyer and Conley talked often of making a trip to the Wichita
    Mountains to reclaim the treasure that Conley knew had been buried -
    that is, if Frank hadn't recovered it himself, and Conley had his
    reasons for believing that he had not.
    Before the old man and I could make the trip, Conley died, but before
    he died, he gave me his directions and let me look at the map. The
    old outlaw told Salyer that the gold was hidden in a sealed cave. A
    natural stone corral known to the outlaws as Horse Thief Corral, a
    log cabin in Cutthroat Gap, and a Winchester rifle mounted in the
    fork of a tree were the signs leading to the hidden cave.
    It was years before Salyer moved from Brownwood to Oklahoma, and it
    was several years more before he made his first trip to the Wichitas.
    Finally in the 1950's, he enlisted the aid of J.B. "Burt" Holderbaum,
    an old prospector left over from the gold rush days and together they
    rediscovered the old stone corral in the shadow of Cutthroat Gap, a
    valley into the mountains from the north that had earned its title
    more than a century before in 1883 when Osages massacred their Kiowa
    neighbors and placed their severed heads in brass buckets. Holderbaum
    was one of the few living persons who knew the location of the rock
    pen.
    At first even Holderbaum had trouble locating the outlaw lair, but he
    knew that it was on level ground at the bast of Mount Pinchot, the
    highest peak in the Wichitas, although it does not appear to be. An
    old trail ran past the corral, but the animals inside were hidden
    from view, Holderbaum remembered. In one corner of the corral stood
    the rotten stumps of two trees that had once served as gateposts.
    Holderbaum recalled having served as gateposts. Holderbaum recalled
    having been shown the corral in 1901. At that time a rock fortress
    said to have been used by outlaws was still visible about two miles
    north. Its breastwork was constructed from boulders stacked in a
    large circle on top of a lone hill, which in 1901 had but one lone
    cedar growing on it. It had been some time before that Holderbaum
    found a rust eaten rifle hanging in an oak tree just west of the
    makeshift fortress.
    The cabin in Cutthroat Gap was a clue that I could never forget. A
    bandit queen once lived in the cabin. She apparently purchased the
    food and supplies for the outlaw bunch. Old Conley often mentioned
    her, always with a smile.
    At the summit of Mount Pinchot a long, black streak plunges twenty
    feet down a bluff.
    The black streak is a sign too. The gold is between the streak and
    the hanging rifle, if Conley didn't err in his directions. My
    partners and I searched continuously for six weeks during one spell.
    We looked every day except Sundays but had no luck in finding
    anything more than the corral, fortress, and ruins of the cabin. The
    180,000 was part of a payroll robbery at Dodge City as I remember.
    Every since early boyhood in Brownwood, Texas, Salyer had heard tales
    of a prominent banker there who was believed to be the real Jesse
    James but who went under the name Colonel Henry Ford. But there is no
    record that Ford ever admitted such or even pretended to be James.
    However, even today, old residents of Brownwood will swear that Ford
    was indeed Jesse, for he had no other reason to keep a mysterious
    trunk in his house under lock and key. Too, many residents believed
    the legend because both Frank James and Cole Younger made trips to
    Brownwood to see Ford, and Frank's sister, Susan, and brother-in-law,
    Allan Parmer, lived nearby, just outside El Dorado.
    Ford first appeared at Brownwood in 1870's, later served as its mayor
    and then as president of the Coggin Brothers and Ford Bank. It is
    possible that Ford was a member of Quantrill's guerrillas or even one
    of the original outlaws who rode with Jesse. Whoever he was, Frank
    and Cole had a lot to talk over with him after the turn of the
    century.
    Salyer regrets that he and Conley never made their trip to the
    Wichitas before Conley died. But at that time it seemed impossible.
    Occasionally Salyer still pokes around in the shadow of Cutthroat
    Gap.
    Frank James recovered some of the loot. Joe Hunter unearthed some of
    the treasure that Frank had failed to find. The clues have been to
    many to dismiss as legend, the brass bucket with the outlaw contract,
    the silver watch, the graves, the gold bracelets, the copper sheet
    with its secret code, and of course the maps, to old and perhaps to
    cryptic for anyone to read now. Yet treasure seekers still dig in
    lonely canyons, scan out of the way pinnacles and explore musty
    smelling caves in quest of Jesse James's two million dollar treasure,
    secreted in the Wichita Mountains at a time when those hills harbored
    some of the deadliest outlaws of the west.
    Frank himself is said to have once revealed that the treasure was
    buried alongside the old Chisholm Trail between Fort Sill and the
    Keechi Hills. It must still await some lucky finder, one who can
    break its secret code and follow th long trail that Frank James rode
    hard enough to wear out six horses.
    Pioneers Home
    Comanche County OKGenWeb
    County Coordinator:
    Margie Etter
    Co-Coordinator
    Sharon Burnett Crawford
    This Page Last Updated Friday, 21-Nov-2003 13:33:37 MST

    ****

    ~Jay~
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery - We have been studying the KGC since before it was the popular thing to do.

  11. #26

    Feb 2005
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Thanks for posting! Great reading!

    Cavers5

  12. #27

    Jun 2007
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    YEP! From my research... Texas was a HOTBED of KGC "activities"; here is an INTERESTING web-site of what pp in OK have found... http://www.outlawtreasure.worldbreak.com/photo3.html 8) (SUNNY out...).

  13. #28
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Here is an important message I just posted for our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery members and want to share it with my friends here:

    ***

    Okay, members, I must confess. I have been holding a BIG secret from you and the American public for nearly two years now. Before I even started this group, I came into possession of a copy of the original article written by Brownwood Banner-Bulletin newspaperman Henry C. Fuller as it appeared in the August 24, 1924 issue of the San Antonio Express newspaper which was based on his interviews with our William C. Anderson of Salt Creek, Brown County, Texas. This article had never been tampered with or filled with traditionalist propaganda as many later articles were. Only the story as told by Bill Anderson without the various "witness accounts" from people who were not even alive during the Civil War.
    Several weeks ago, I brought this copy to Gene Deason, the Editor of the Brownwood Bulletin, explained to him what our group has been doing for the past two years, invited him to join us which he did, and, after doing his own extensive research into this complex subject, he agreed to write an article to accompany that of Henry C. Fuller.
    The resulting article is very accurate and historically important and it appears in today's special "Horizons 2008" issue of the Brownwood Bulletin - Sunday, February 24, 2008 - nearly 84 years from the time that Bloody Bill Anderson revealed the truth about himself to another fine Bulletin reporter.
    In a show of appreciation for their magnificent coverage of our group's work, I will not transcibe that original article on this message board or on any other Internet website nor will it appear in the Bulletin's online version so everyone who wants to read it and save it for its collectors value will have to order their own copy from:

    Brownwood Bulletin Circulation Department
    (325)641-3107

    Total cost for this issue shipped to you should be around $7.00 because of its larger than usual size. Please don't miss out on this opportunity as it deals a death blow to our enemies.
    ~Jay~


    ***

    ~Jay~
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery

  14. #29
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    From: "Jesse James and the Lost Cause" by Jesse Lee James, published
    by Pageant Press, New York, 1961, page 14.

    While J. Frank Dalton made one insignificant error about the date of
    Henry Ford's death in Brownwood, it was actually in 1910 and not
    1913, the gist of his statement on Henry Ford is very significant as
    it affirms that Henry Ford was indeed a KGC member when he relates
    about the tattoo on Ford's right forearm. The Smokescreen Gang has
    been busy spreading the lie that Henry Ford and Bloody Bill Anderson
    did not have a close friendship despite the facts that anyone who has
    studied these men and their lives or has interviewed descendants of
    Colonel Anderson who were alive when he died in 1927 knows beyond any
    doubt that these men served together as guerrillas and later worked
    closely together in Brown County's and Brownwood's early years to
    make this area a safe haven for unreconstructed Confederates,
    Guerrillas, and their families as well as for other citizens of this
    county.

    ***

    "Why, do you know, some experts had me die at Brownwood, Texas, along
    about 1913, some such year. I wasn't there either. But my kin and
    my loyal friends let it ride, and never let on any differently. Just
    because the dead man going by the name of Ford happened to have a
    certain tattoo on his right forearm like many of us had, they once
    again presumed Jesse Woodson James died, and at Brownwood, Texas.
    The same tattoo on Jim Sears' right forearm was the cause of another
    rumor that I had died not far from Florence, Colorado, near Wetmore,
    Colorado," said JWJ. "That tattoo was on the right forearm of each
    and every member of the Inner & Outer Circle as well as upon the arm
    of each and every official of the International-Anti-Horse-Thief
    Association, of the old bunch.
    "The tattoo was a thin ribbon affair with the letters...'Tex-Y-S', in
    light blue ink, and tinged with red coloring; just a small,
    insignificant narrow tattoo on the right, inside forearm," explained
    old JWJ, with a grin.
    "Jesse R. James had this same tattoo, and also a red heart tattoo on
    his same forearm. I don't know why he had that heart inked onto his
    arm any more than you might know. I do know it's there though, and
    so do you," laughed JWJ.
    I attended my own funeral. I sang in my own funeral choir. I acted
    as one of my own pall-bearers, believe it or not!" chuckled JWJ.

    ***

    ~Jay~

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery



  15. #30
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
    Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett Ace 250
    547
    42 times

    Re: KGC Treasure Leads in Central Texas ?

    Here is a photo I took recently of a tree located in the city limits of Brownwood in central Texas. A local friend tipped me off to it and refers to it as "The Eye of The Needle" tree. There is a Hoot Owl tree less than 20 yards away from it.

    Texas Jay
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodybillandersonmystery - we have dozens more KGC-related photos in our group's Photos section which is for members only.
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