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Scottsburg in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marshfield Train Robbery

 
 
Marshfield Train Robbery Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Marshfield Train Robbery Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1
One of the earliest U.S. train robberies occurred May 22, 1868 at nearby Marshfield, a refueling and watering stop. Engine and express car were detached from Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad train and abandoned near Seymour. Notorious Reno Gang took U.S. treasury notes and government bonds from Adams Express Company safes in car.

Side 2
Indiana~based Reno Gang operated after the Civil War during a period of unemployment and lawlessness. Vigilante organizations continued to be active. Pinkerton National Detective Agency investigated Marshfiled robbery and apprehended several suspects. Before any were tried, members of Reno Gang were lynched by vigilantes.
 
Erected 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.683′ N, 85° 47.1′ W. Marker is in Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 31 and North Terrell Road, on the right when traveling south on State Road 31. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Marshfield Train Robbery Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Marshfield Train Robbery Marker (Side 2)
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Iola Interurban Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Scottsburg Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scott County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Scott County War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); William Hayden English (approx. 2 miles away); Scott County's Carnegie Library (approx. 2 miles away); Town of Austin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Scott County Home (was approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. OLD WEST LEGENDS Reno Gang & the 1st Big Train Robbery. (Submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad. (Submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Reno Gang image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Reno Gang
Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad
Marshfield Train Robbery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
5. Marshfield Train Robbery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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