Sons of Confederate Vetrans
Camp No. 2298, Oraan, TX
1st Lt. Commander
2nd Lt. Commander:
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Monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. 7:00 PM at Iraan High School in the Ag-Science Building (located on S. Harte St. Between Band Hall and Woodshop).
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Before he was a Judge, Roy Bean served as a Confederate Soldier during Sibley's New Mexico Campaign. He joined the Army in New Mexico, and returned with it back to San Antonio. Bean led a guerrilla band called the Forty Rovers. This group, based in San Antonio, was commonly known as the Forty Thieves, and it was claimed that Bean was more concerned with robbery than with fighting the Union Army. He became a blockade runner smuggling cotton to Matamoras, Mexico to British ships. He brought back to San Antonio weapons and supplies for the Confederacy.
Matron of Honor
Miss Lillie Langtry
One notable admirer was the self appointed Judge Roy Bean of Texas, who after falling in love with her picture changed the name of his town to Langtry and renamed the bar come courthouse that he owned 'The Jersey Lilly Saloon'.
Whilst playing a Texas theatre the Judge sent Lillie with a real live bear, fortunately for her though, the bear escaped when the cage was opened to show her the unique gift.
He never actually met Lillie but dispensed justice in her name.
A film of Judge Roy Bean starred Paul Newman and today the original Jersey Lillie Saloon is the showpiece of a visitor centre in the town of Langtry Texas.
By the time Lillie went to Langtry Texas the Judge had passed on, however, she was presented with his gun which she bequeathed to the states of Jersey and is currently on display with many of her personal effects in the Jersey Museum at St. Helier
Preserving Southern Heritage and History for the Lower Trans-Pecos and West Texas
Words of wisdom from the Judge
"You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty. "
"Hang 'em first, try 'em later."
" I know the law... I am it's greatest transgressor"
"A decent cowboy does not take what belongs to someone else and if he does he deserves to be strungup and left for the flies and coyotes"
I" find this corpse guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and I fine it $40."
"You can't tell how good a man or a watermelon is 'til they get thumped."