Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Only In Texas!

Allen Texas is northeast of Dallas about 25 miles. 

We were sitting at a stoplight in Allen recently and were tickled to see this memorial to the first train robbery in Texas!

I would take a better picture if I could find this corner again

The plaque reads:

"The first train robbery in Texas took place in Allen where railroad tracks cross Main Street. Sam Bass led the hold-up on Feb 22, 1878."

Only in Texas would a town proudly boast of having the first train robbery in the state.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. That is funny. Hope you and your family have had a good Thanksgiving.

  2. I love it and think it is awesome!! Love and hugs!

  3. Bits of history are what make things so interesting. Love it!

  4. A great little historical 'find'! Every town needs to be famous for something! Hugs xo Karen

  5. Not just in Texas. Our Indianapolis station had a story about the first train robbery in the US. It took place in Seymour, IN on May 22, 1866. the train robbers are buried in the local cemetery.