Saturdays Lecture Series AudienceExperts on all facets of state and national history provide compelling presentations, often from their own books. Facts, statistics, rumors and tall tales provide an entertaining session for adults.

These free presentations are held in the Frisco Heritage Museum Second Floor Theater from 10 – 11 am; come a little early (9:30) for breakfast snacks and coffee.

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Details on presentation topics and speakers will be added as they are known.

JANUARY 19, 2019

Gunpowder Justice Lecture Flyer“Gunpowder Justice: The Trial of Samuel Burk Burnett for the Murder of Farley Sayers”

Guest speaker Meredith Richards Martin will present an entertaining and compelling look at Samuel Burk Burnett, owner of the Four Sixes Ranch containing over 360,000 acres across Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico. Burnett became one of the most influential cattlemen in Texas history; however, his run-in with a cattle rustler named Farley Sayers resulted in a fascinating feud that ended with the famed cattleman on trial and summed up the end of an era where justice on the open plains was often resolved with gunpowder.

About the speaker: Meredith Richards Martin holds a Master’s degree in history from Midwestern State University. She has taught both American and Texas history at Collin College’s Frisco campus, where she currently serves as the Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Arts.