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Bloody & Fatal Rencontre!

Bloody & Fatal Rencontre!

Ouachita Telegraph, June 18, 1870

I found this article while looking through some old digitized copies of the Ouachita Telegraph. The Wynn family were some of the very first settlers in the northwestern corner of Richland Parish. The area is known today as Wynn Island.

This story tells of two brothers and another gentleman, that became involved in an altercation that ultimately proved deadly. Though it appears James Wynn did not start the fight, he certainly finished it. This article says that he “cut” his assailant 42 times.

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