Texas author and historian Rusty Williams discusses the stories behind his book, “The Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle” in a program at 7 p.m. on May 26 in the H.J Justin Community Room at 100 Clay in downtown Nocona.
Doors open at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Nocona Rotary Club. A $3 donation to the Nocona Rotary Dual Credit Scholarship program is appreciated. For more information call or text 940-366-0546.
In the summer of 1931, Texas and Oklahoma armed up and went to war over a toll bridge that connected their states across the Red River.
The conflict was marked by the National Guardsmen with field artillery versus armed Texas Rangers, angry mobs, blockade runners and even a Native American peace delegation.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.