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Rangers Were Waiting for Sam Bass and Gang

Sam Bass and his associates rode into Round Rock on July 19, 1878 and right into a trap.  The Texas Rangers were ready and waiting because a member of the gang had tipped them off.

Four train robberies that spring in the Dallas area had put the state lawmen on Bass’ trail.  Mortally wounded in the ambush, he died two days later on his twenty-seventh birthday.