Notorious Nashville: Scoundrels, Rogues & Outlaws

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Many people know Nashville for the bright lights and nonstop music, but it also has a history that doesn’t make it into the guidebooks. The first public hanging in the city took place in 1802 when Henry Beeler and Samuel Carman were executed for horse theft and larceny. The Briley and Bates families held a deadly feud in Cane Ridge near the turn of the century. Frank and Jesse James returned to Tennessee in the summer of 1877 to lay low after a botched bank robbery. Author Brian Allison recounts these and more stories of infamous crimes and criminals in Nashville.
ISBN: 9781467141246
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: True Crime
Images: 55
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A lifelong native of Nashville, Brian Allison comes by his interest in the city’s past naturally. He has worked for more than twenty years in the field of public history at museums such as Travellers Rest and the Hermitage. He has worked in film and appeared on television as a guest speaker for shows like the History Channel’s America’s Secret Slang and Blood and Fury for the American Heroes Channel. He is also the author of Murder and Mayhem in Nashville, released by The History Press in 2016.
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