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Thread #73750   Message #1281891
Posted By: GUEST
26-Sep-04 - 10:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Tucumcari (Jimmy Driftwood)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tucumcari (Jimmy Driftwood)
a wagon train headed for the oregon territory in the early 1800s
was being led by a tough, burly wagon master named 'AL'.

the settlers were set upon by hostile indians and fought a
fierce battle. The battle was finally won by the settlers
with more fire power but several were wounded and a few died.

The wagon master's last request before he died was that they
named the next place they camped after him.

He bade the chief scout and remaining settlers to honor his last wish.

The scout whispered in the wagon master's ear just before
he died, "I promise we will, Mr. Buqueque!"