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Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"

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This month in Texas history

Date: January 5, 1865

On this day, about 100 Indians from Indian territory raided a new settlement in Cooke County.  They killed nine people and stole many horses.  The raid is often referred to as the last indian raid in Cooke County.  Five years later, four brothers named Ross established a general store at the site.  The first post office there was opened in 1872.  According to local legend, the nearubiquitous outlaw Sam Bass used tthe area as a rendezvous.   The town of Rosston still celebrates Same Bass Day on the third Saturday of July 

Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land

13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region

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