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Longview hosts historic Dalton Days

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)-History was brought to life today in Longview at the annual commemoration of a famous East Texas bank robbery.

Dalton Days is a re-enactment of the famous Dalton gang robbery of the First National Bank of Longview. Held at the rodeo grounds, it commemorates the May 23rd, 1894, robbery in which around $2,000 was stolen. It has become a fan favorite in Longview, and for the actors who get the chance to portray a little history of the Old West.

The real Bill Dalton, the gang leader, was killed in Oklahoma by law officers two weeks after the robbery, and almost all of the stolen money was recovered.

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