Concho Valley Archeological Society
San Angelo, TX
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June 28th presentation: Barbara Barton

Ben Ficklin, the man and the town."
    Virginian Ben Ficklin was a prankster at VMI. After graduation he spread stagecoach Lines all across the states and was involved in the Pony Express.  When the Civil War started, he ran illegal ships from southern ports to England to sell cotton and bring back needed supplies.  After the War, He said he was "run out of the South," so he started his stagecoach lines near Fort Concho.

Next meeting: June 28th, 7 p.m., Ft Concho Stables classroom

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