Former Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal tells the story of Sheriff Albertus Sweet who during a 1881 gunfight was shot to death. Albertus began his career in Lampasas and later in Belton, Texas. In the 1870s, Lampasas was “The Gunfighter Capitol of Texas.” Lampasas hosted the only shoot-out in the West where 4 lawmen were killed in a single gunfight. This video was shot at the headstone dedication for Albertus Sweet in Oakhill Cemetery, Lampasas.
Albertus Sweet, Sheriff in the Notorious Gunfighter Capitol of Texas inthe 1870s
by cfcadmin | Sep 20, 2022 | video