The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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Chris Rogers

From 1874 to 1888, Marshal Christopher Columbus Rogers was the face of the law in Palestine — patrolling in the downtown and Old Town areas as well as the railroad yards. Controversy and scandal swirled around Rogers until his death in 1888. Main Street Palestine and the Anderson County Historical Commission officially recognized Rogers with a Texas Historical Marker during a dedication ceremony on March 2 at the Palestine Visitor Information Center grounds.