Thankful to Live in Round Rock ~ Day 19: Sam Bass Shootout

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.
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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