The photograph on left is one of the few known photographs of Sam Bass. This photo was taken in Dallas, Texas in 1876. The men seated are Joe Collins (left) and his brother Joel Collins (right). Sam Bass is standing (left) and John E. Gardner is standing (right). The photo is courtesy of Robert G. McCubbin, Jr.
The Texas landscape used to offer a windmill sighting every few miles when I was a child, so my brother and I would play “windmill” in the car to pass time on family vacations. Whoever “collected” the most windmills from point A to B would win the irresistible bribe my father offered up to keep us occupied. I recall the roads so hot they shimmered like water, the A/C running high but a window cracked open to let in a sweet sense of sky and sunshine, my dad whistling a Hank Williams
Legendary lawman Texas Ranger William A. A. "Big Foot" Wallace is born in 1817. A descendant of Scottish Highlanders William Wallace & Robert The Bruce. Half outlaw and half soldier Rangers fought both outlaws & Indians via google.com.