Sam BASS

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Bandit, burglar, crook, privateer

AmericanBorn Samuel BASS

American Old West train robber and outlaw

Born on July 21, 1851 in Mitchell, Indiana, USA , United States

Died on July 21, 1878 in Round Rock, Texas, USA

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After failing at a series of legitimate enterprises, Bass turned to crime. He formed a gang and robbed the Union Pacific Railroad gold train from San Francisco, California. Bass and his men intercepted the train on September 18, 1877, at Big Springs, Nebraska, looting $60,000. To date, this is the single largest robbery of the Union Pacific.



Bass and his gang staged a string of robberies, yet never netted over $500 at any one time. In 1878, the gang held up two stagecoaches and four trains within 25 miles of Dallas, Texas, and became the object of a manhunt by Pinkerton National Detective Agency agents and by a special company of the Texas Rangers headed by Captain Junius Peak.

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