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A Sketch of Sam Bass: The Bandit
     

A Sketch of Sam Bass: The Bandit

by Charles L. Martin, Ramon F. Adams (Introduction), Robert K. DeArment (Foreword by)
 

Sam Bass is perhaps the most notorious Texas outlaw of the 1870s. Within four years he and his band robbed trains, stages, and stores from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border. He was not a killer, and because the railroads and their high freight rates were unpopular, Bass quickly became a legendary hero. Nevertheless, Wells Fargo agents, railroad detectives,

Overview

Sam Bass is perhaps the most notorious Texas outlaw of the 1870s. Within four years he and his band robbed trains, stages, and stores from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border. He was not a killer, and because the railroads and their high freight rates were unpopular, Bass quickly became a legendary hero. Nevertheless, Wells Fargo agents, railroad detectives, Texas Rangers, and posses of private citizens chased Bass from his hideout in Denton County, Texas, throughout the old Southwest until he was shot by Texas Rangers in an attempted bank robbery at Round Rock, Texas, in 1878.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806129150
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Western Frontier Library Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.68(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Charles L. Martin, a journalist who served on many Texas newspapers, once was called the “walking encyclopedia of Texas.”

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