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.
Paperback. 160 pages. 2021, The History Press. By Robert Bowling.