Marshﬁeld Train Robbery
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.
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.
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 •
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 140 times since then and 19 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.