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    Autographed Post Card John R. Hughes, Texas Ranger. Hughes, John Reynolds (1855 - 1947) Texas Ranger In July 1887, Hughes helped Texas Ranger Ira Aten track down and kill escaped murderer Judd Roberts. In August 1887, Hughes was persuaded to join the Texas Rangers. He had risen to the rank of sergeant in Company D Frontier Battalion by 1893. When their Captain, Frank Jones, was killed in June 1893, Hughes was promoted to captain of Company D. For most of his career, Hughes served along the border of southwest Texas. In 1901, when the Frontier Battalion was abolished and the State Rangers created, John Hughes was selected as one of the four Captains of the new companies. He served until his retirement in 1915. Zane Grey's novel The Lone Star Ranger (1914) is dedicated to Hughes and his Texas Rangers. Hughes never married.

    John Reynolds Hughes bold autograph postcard in pencil "John R. Hughes" two sided mailed postcard, postmarked Radium Springs, New Mexico 1930 from Texas Ranger John R. Hughes to Mr. E. H. Hughes of Austin Texas. "Radium Springs New Mexico Aug. 7th, 1930 Expect to go to Austin this month but don't know just when. My old pardoner is still sick. These springs do me lots of good. This is the rainy season here and all rains are cool. Yours truly, John R. Hughes"

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    Very-Fine


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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