The traveler, Vinton Lee James, went on to write about his visit, "It was pay day at Fort Clark, adjacent to the town, where thousands of U.S. soldiers were stationed, and such an assortment of humans I never saw before. There were painted Indians with feathered headdress, Lipan and Seminole scouts, and members of the famous Bullis band that was the terror to marauding Indians, with Mexicans, white and Negro soldiers, desperadoes, and other characters, all armed and ready for a fight or frolic, with a sprinkling of fair females, soliciting for the bar, where several bartenders were as busy as ants serving liquid refreshments. From James, 1938, "Frontier and Pioneer Recollections of Early Days in San Antonio and West Texas."
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