Badman Dick Glass (Part 1)

One of the most vicious outlaws who ever hung out in the Arbuckle Mountains was named Dick Glass. He was born of Creek and Negro parents in the Creek Nation. When Glass wasn’t hiding out in the Seminole or Creek Nation, he often took refuge in the large black community that lived on Wild Horse Creek in the area of Ft. Arbuckle.

In the biography of Buck Colbert Franklin, the first black attorney in Ardmore, I.T., there is a thrilling moment related about his encounter with the dreaded outlaw. Franklin was a youth living with his family near Homer, which was a small black community southwest of Hennepin. As was often the case, intenerate preachers passed through the country holding brush arbor revivals.

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