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Historical Society to present legendary Sally Scull in Tuesday program at library
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“...observed two Indians creeping toward the house... The frightened man removed the lock from his gun and pretended it was broken. “I wish I was two men,” he said, “then I would fight those Indians.” “If you were one man,” cried Sally, “you would fight them. Give me that gun.”

“...You better be good or Sally Skull will get you...” – frontier mothers to their children.

“I don’t give a damn about the body, but I sure would like to have the $40 in that money belt around it.” – Sally referring to putative drowning of husband number four.

“Sally Skull belonged to the days of the Texas Republic and afterward. She was notorious for her husbands, her horse trading, freighting and roughness.” – J. Frank Dobie

Above are just a few of the comments referring to the notorious Sally Scull, taken from an article titled “Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Number XLIII, Legendary Ladies of Texas.” On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, the Bee County Historical Society will present “the rest of the story”.

Kay Mix, a member of the BCHS, will present an interesting and entertaining program about this true folk character. According to the above publication, Sally arrived in Texas in 1823 as a 6-year-old child. Stories of her horse trading and freighting, especially during the Civil War, are legendary. According to legend, Sally had five husbands, one of whom she shot, and, supposedly, she died at the hands of the last.

For an entertaining and fun evening, make plans to come to the library on Tuesday. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Shirley O’Neil at 343-3119.
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