Anti Horse Thief Association

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The Anti Horse Thief Association was a vigilance committee, organized at Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1859 to provide protection against marauders thriving on border warfare. It resembled other vigilance societies in organization and methods, though did not share some of the shadier tactics of some other vigilance committees and members of the regulator movement. It achieved great success in apprehending offenders over a wide area. Though it initially focused on horse theft it diversified into other areas while still retaining the original name.

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  • "Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc." (1912)

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