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+ Hays Free Press April 19, 2017 COMMUNITY Page 3C -r- Texas History Continued from pg. 1C proud of the fact that his beloved Tallahassee along with Austin, Texas were the only southern capitals not to fall to the Yankees. Young Jeff hung around the ruins of the family plantation until 1877, when he moved to Texas to live with a married sister. The teenager worked for his brother-in-law in a general store at Navasota before deciding relatives do not make the best bosses. Bidding his kin farewell, Jeff took a job as an armed overseer on a prison farm near Huntsville. His maturity, self-discipline and courage caught the eye of a Texas Ranger looking for fresh recruits. Any red-blooded American male in the 1870s would have given his right arm to join the ranks of the famous frontier fighters, and Jeff Milton was no exception. The 19 year old accepted the invitation on the spot. But months of mundane duty convinced Milton that the life of a Texas Ranger was not all it was cracked up to be. Bored and saddle-sore, he yearned for a little excitement to break the monotony. Milton got his wish one spring afternoon in Colorado City. The three- man patrol had no sooner arrived in the West Texas town than the tell-tale sound of six-shooters attracted the trio to a local saloon. Milton stood back as his more experienced comrades attempted to disarm a couple of feuding ranchers. Instead of surrendering his weapon, one of the combatants suddenly fired on the lawmen. His hand moving faster than his mind, the rookie Ranger drew his .45 and killed the crazed cattleman. Completing his three- year enlistment, Milton served as a deputy sheriff in Murphyville, today called Alpine, before wandering farther west. In 1884 in Socorro County, New Mexico, his law enforcement career as well as his life nearly came to a sudden and bloody end. Milton and a cowboy companion were ambushed by three Mexican bandits, who made the fatal mistake of missing the mark with their opening volley. Only after the bushwhackers lay dead in the desert did Milton notice the bullet hole in his leg. He casually disinfected the wound with turpentine and continued his journey. Milton finished the dangerous decade by chasing Apaches for outnumbered pioneers in Arizona and illegal aliens from Mexico for the U.S. \ \, government. By 1890 he door of the express car for seemed to be settling down a breath of fresh air and as a foreman on a horse caught a bullet in his left ranch outside Tucson arm. But he again pulled up Though seriously his shallow roots and spent wounded, he returned fire the next four years as a with a shotgun, closed hired gun with the South the door and hid the keys Pacific railroad. Since E1 to the strongbox before Paso was a regular stop, he losing consciousness. The got on good enough terms frustrated train robbers with the mayor to finagle rode away with nothing to an appointment as chief of show for their trouble, and police in 1894. Milton was hospitalized for On a June night in 1895, several months as doctors Milton and a Texas Ranger struggled to save the waited in the darkness for maimed limb. George Scarborough to Since a middle-aged lure a wanted man back gunfighter with a crippled across the border from his arm had an alarmingly Mexican hideout. At the short life expectancy, last second, the fugitive Milton tried his good hand sensed the set-up and shot at prospecting for gold wildly at his false friend, and later for oil. Finding Milton put a slug in neither, he went to work in the center of the outlaw's 1904 for the Immigration chest but that only made Service plugging the him mad. Scarborough international dike with duplicated the feat at Mexico. point-blank range, and this In his last known time the bad man stayed gunfight, Jeff Milton ran down. down a bank robber in Leaving El Paso, Milton Tombstone, Arizona in and Scarborough went into 1917. Having changed business for themselves as with the times, his means small-time bounty hunters, of transportation had four But a big-time battle with wheels instead of four legs, a gang of rustlers in 1898 but it still took a six-gun to persuaded the pair to get the job done. dissolve their partnership. The centennial year Bartee's three books and found Milton earning a ten "Best of This Week in living as a railway guard for Texas History" column Wells Fargo As the train collections are available for pulled into an isolated purchase at barteehaile. station, he opened the com. 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