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|Just finished The Sam Bass Gang it's amazing how my path through Texas has crossed with his so many times. If the path's don't diverge, looks like I'm in the place where I will die, as my current home town is where he met his violent end at the hands of some Sheriff's Deputies and the Texas Rangers at the tender age of 27.
The book shows that the few historical signs in town and the legends are mostly wrong. Also with the Indian problem almost under control in Texas in 1878, old Sam and his gang breathed new life into the Texas Rangers as there was talk that they be disbanded until they started robbing trains in the Dallas area.