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John Closner Home

Texas Historic Landmark - John Closner Home

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

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Built 1887, enlarged 1888. Social center. Had county's only piano.

While pioneering in farming and irrigation, Closner also brought law and order to the outlaw-plagued county. After 1884-1890 service as deputy, was elected sheriff in 1890-- the ninth in 7 years. Without using six-gun or killing a man, tamed gangs of rustlers and bandits. When he retired in 1912, he had enforced six-shooter law (no guns worn)-- a border first.

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