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Sam Bass :: essays research papers
Spencer Nottingham                                          11/25/99Language Arts                                              Per 8surface-to-air missile Bass                    Two tower notesLocation Guardians                    Biographical Information      Sam Bass was born in the town of Mitchell Indiana on July 21, 1851.     Later Bass Moved to the offer of Texas where he took up the business of train snarfbing     Sams pare nts died when he was a youth, his mammy Jane, in 1861, Dad Daniel, in 1864.     Sam and his Twelve siblings moved in with relatives. Poor Sam was sent to his uncle David L Seeks whom deprived Sam of a proper education and made him work on the farm when he was old seemly.     While working as a teamster at the age of eighteen he drove a herd of cows to Denton Texas and stayed working for the local Sheriff, WF "dad" Eagan.      When Sam saved up enough money he bought a prize winning horse that win him enough money to quit working for Eagan.     With the money he had Sam started mixing with the "rowdies".     One day Sam And Underwood, one of the "rowdies" bought melons from the local store, and in an attempt to slice his Bass dropped the melon causing two blacks to one shot around and stare at the men. Bass and Underwood started throwing stones at them and w ere tag out of town by the sheriff and from then on Bass was know as an outlaw.     As an outlaw Bass formed a combination made of four men Tom Nixon, Bill Heffridge, and Jim Berry. The Gang would rob stagecoaches but when the money got low they concentrated      on trains     The Bass face packs get-go big train strike was on a Union Pacific carrying money from Wells Fargo going west. The gang boarded the train at a water stop in Big Springs Neb. On Sep. 19, 1877, taking to a greater extent than $60,000 in newly minted twenty- dollar gold pieces, an additional $1,300 from passengers, and $450 from the mail car. adjacent the robbery Basses first gang split up and most of the gang was captured bu lawmen save Bass.     When the first Bass gang split Bass undisturbed an new gang of Frank Jackson, Tom Spotswood, Henry Underwood, Tom Johnson, and the betrayer Jim Murphy who would later betray Bass and set Bass up for his, Jim Murhys own advantage. They started on stagecoaches too but when the take was only $43 dollars they swore to concentrate on trains.     There were many robberies before the one that would bout the gang upside-down.