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FP Series #507 - J. D. Murphree

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Hidden : 1/13/2010
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Five Hundred Seventh in the Famous People (FP) Series - J. D. Murphree
On December 8, 1963 Game Warden John David (J.D.) Murphree was murdered near Mauriceville in Jasper County where he was working duck hunters. He was shot by a young duck hunter who had been hunting illegally. The murderer was apprehended, convicted of manslaughter and given a prison term.

The J. D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Port Arthur, Texas was named in his honor.

The J. D. Murphree WMA is a 24,250 acre tract of fresh, intermediate and brackish water within the prairie-marsh zone along the upper coast of Texas. These wetlands are part of the Texas Chenier Plain, the westernmost geologic delta of the Mississippi River. The headquarters is on the south side of Highway 73 at the intersection of Jade Avenue in Port Arthur. Three distinct units exist: the Big Hill Unit (8,312 acres), the Hillebrandt Unit (591 acres), and the Lost Lake Unit (4,074 acres).

Murphree Cemetery resides in Hamilton County and this small pill bottle is hidden off the main road, away from any markers.

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