We are so very blessed to live in such a great city – Round Rock is unique in that it’s big enough to have everything that we need, but still has that small town feel. Many of you know, I started Round the Rock because I wanted everyone to know and take advantage of all the fun things there are to do here in the Rock. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to reflect on 30 things that make me Thankful to live in Round Rock.
30 Reasons why I’m Thankful to live in Round Rock
Day #19: Sam Bass Shootout
We have all heard the story of Sam Bass and the shootout with him & his gang on the downtown streets of Round Rock. It’s one of our most weel-known legends about our town. But if you don’t, history is played out for us each July with the Sam Bass Shootout.
Legendary train robbers, Sam Bass & his gang were planning on robbing a bank in Round Rock when they were apprehended by Williamson County Sheriff Grimes. What ensued was a shootout on the streets of downtown where many were killed, including Bass.
Each July, At Frontier Days, a group of stuntmen re-enact the famous scene, ensuring this story never dies. It’s a fun show to watch, complete with dancing saloon girls, horses, and gunfire. It’s a wonderful reminder of the rich history our town has. And I love that we have a dedicated group that are passionate about putting it on for us each year.
Just a small disclosure here – I am not receiving any financial compensation to tell you what I am thankful for in Round Rock. I am simply telling you about places, objects, & opportunities that have blessed me & my family.
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