Wicked Fishers

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Today, Fishers is one of the safest places to live in the United States, but it was once a lawless town where anything could happen. Starting off as a small railroad community, Fishers attracted its fair share of drifters, and the whiskey flowed like water. It may have been small, but it made national headlines on more than one occasion. A two-day bar brawl led to one death and dozens of injuries and required the sheriff to restore order. A sensational trial exposed mass grave robberies and led to legislative changes. James Redwine became the town’s first homicide victim over a Christmas turkey shootout. Author Robert Bowling explores the history of this once small town and the misdeeds that thrust it into the national spotlight.
ISBN: 9781467144629
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Wicked
Images: 43
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Bowling is a retired police officer. Before retiring from the Fishers Police Department, he was the department historian and curator in addition to many other duties. He currently serves as vice president of the Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens in Fishers, as board member and historian for the Fishers Historical Society and as a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association. Robert also writes historical articles for the local newspaper, Current in Fishers, and organized a historical reenactment of the Battle of Mudsock. Now teaching criminal justice to high school students, he lives in Fishers with his family.
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