An affray to remember


Last updated 2/20/2024 at 9:20am

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Tillman Glaze played his fiddle at dances.

When Tillman Glaze built his cabin at the base of Black Butte in 1881, he chose a remote and peaceful place. The homestead had 160 acres of meadow on the edge of a forest of huge ponderosa pine, Indian Ford Creek, and mountain views of the snowy Three Sisters.

Till, as he was called, was a man whose life seemed to revolve around making music with his beloved violin, racing horses, playing cards, drinking, and violence. He had moved his family from Dallas to Prineville after killing two members of the Whitley family following a card game dispute in the saloon he owned. He was acquitted on both...

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