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True Story of Sam Bass the Outlaw

Description: Small booklet published for the Sam Bass Cafe that includes lyrics to the Sam Bass Song, a biographic retelling of the Sam Bass Story, and a brief description f Round Rock, Texas. Part of the booklet appears to be from a letter, and an the author and publisher of the booklet are unknown, although the author claims to be the child of Captain Jack McCulloch of the Texas Rangers. He or she also refers to Benjamin McCulloch, a Texas Ranger and later Confederate war general killed at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, as Uncle Ben.
Date: [1937..]
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[Sam Bass Headstone Postcard]

Description: Postcard with a photo of the headstone of infamous outlaw, Sam Bass, seen featured on the front. Text on the back of the postcard describes the outlaw's crimes and death, as well as the slow destruction of the headstone and community efforts to replace it.
Date: [1949..1955]
Creator: Sam Bass Cafe
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Sam Bass Cave Near Pilot Knob

Description: Exterior view of Sam Bass Cave located near Pilot Knob. The cave entrance is on the foreground in the left. On July 6, 1947, the Denton Record-Chronicle published an article entitled, "Explorers Feel Curse of Sam Bass Cave." Four people had visited the Sam Bass cave a week earlier and come down with "relapsing fever." The explorers had been bitten by cave ticks. "According to Dr. J. H. Allen of Justin, who started practicing there in 1902, said the cave and some of the land in the immediate vicinity have always been infested with ticks." "The cave is about 70 feet long, and about three miles northeast of Roanoke. Outlaw Sam Bass and his band of train robbers were operating out of Denton county around 1874, they hid in the cave and a nearby canyon."
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Sam Bass Cave Near Pilot Knob

Description: Exterior view of Sam Bass Cave located near Pilot Knob. The cave entrance is on the foreground in the left. The word "pilot knob" refers to a distinctly shaped mountain or hill that is used to "pilot" or as a landmark for travelers and hunters.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Sam Bass 100 Years Later 1878-1978

Description: Pamphlet published on the 100th anniversary of the death of Sam Bass that provides a biographical sketch of the man, a description of Round Rock, Texas, information on his grave site, and the ballad and legend that came from hos death.
Date: 1978
Creator: Sam Bass Centennial Commission
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[News Clip: Sam Bass]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 20, 1984, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aerial Photograph of Denton County, DJR-IP-27]

Description: Aerial photograph of an area of land in Denton County, Texas surveyed by the Texas Highway Department. Major roads include: FM2450, Michael Road, Sam Bass Road, Indian Trail, Lucky Spur Lane, Mustang Trail, Luginbyhl Road, and Borth Road.
Date: September 17, 1958
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A History of Round Rock, Texas, to 1879

Description: Paper documenting the history of Round Rock, Texas, for a university level histroy class, including coverage of geography, flora, Native American History, European exploration, businesses, educational and religious development, the Sam Bass shootout, and general settlement up until 1879. A bibliography begins on page 41. Notes can be seen from the writer's professor, Dr. Pool, throughout the paper, including at the top of the title page.
Date: July 1955
Creator: Jirasek, Clinton
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of Denton County, DJR-5P-I95]

Description: Aerial photograph of an area of land in Denton County, Texas surveyed by the Texas Highway Department. Major roads include: FM 156, I-35, Rector Rd, Luginbyhl Rd, Sam Bass Rd, Michael Rd, Airfield Rd, Milam Rd and S Stemmons St. Major land structures include: Clear Creek and Moores Branch
Date: October 20, 1958
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Seaborn Barnes Gravestone]

Description: Photograph of the gravestone of outlaw, Seaborn Barnes, with a chain link fence and a grassy area surrounded by trees seen in the background. The bottom of the headstone for Sam Bass is visible in the far right side of the photo.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Round Rock Public Library