Finding Jesus in the celebration of the crime
It's almost time for the big celebration. What celebration, you might ask? Folks in the city of Allen will be celebrating Sam Bass Day. Sam Bass was a young fellow from Indiana who made his way to Denton in 1870. He showed up in time to herd cattle up the trail to Kansas Territory in one of the last cattle drives. When the cattle were sold, young Mr. Bass deprived the cattle owners of the proceeds of the sale by squandering it in the saloons, gambling dens and bordellos of Deadwood, South Dakota.