’57 Jacksboro Hwy. chase through Azle and Springtown ends in death in Walnut Creek


Texas Ranger Captain Jay Banks, holding a rifle, and others survey the scene shortly after a gun battle that left one of the Southwest’s most wanted men dead in Walnut Creek. Black and white photos by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, from the book Legend in Bronze by Susie Mills

By Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s a tale I’ve heard since childhood from my dad, the master storyteller. In my younger years, it seemed so long ago and far away – after all, it happened more than two years before I was born – that it never seemed real, but more like a movie about old-time cops and robbers.


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