July 21, 2008

July 21, 1878 outlaw Sam Bass killed...

On July 21, 1878 famed Texas outlaw, Sam Bass is shot and killed during a foiled bank robbery attempt in Round Rock, Texas.

17-year-old Jefferson Randolph ("Soapy") Smith and his younger cousin Edwin Smith witness the shoot-out. At that moment Edwin decided not to follow his older cousin into a life of crime.

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