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|Middletown Fall Creek Twp PL - Middletown||364.1 Roy (Text)||76331000133804||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781467136655
- Physical Description: 144 pages : black and white Illustrations,
- Publisher: The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina :
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Contents: Introduction -- A wide-open town -- The funeral of the Gypsy King -- A child stands trial for murder -- The Hoosier Thunderbolt and the Muncie Freak -- A police commissioner goes up the river -- The sad saga of Muncie's Holland triplets -- The death of a chicken thief -- Farmer in the well and the dance of death -- Justice delayed and justice denied? -- Muncie's houses of ill fame -- Who killed Norman Black? - Pinball to slot machines: Muncie "cracks down" on gambling -- The "Happy Anniversary" murder -- The gravel pit ghoul -- Public enemy number one -- The ghosts of Muncie -- The curious case of Dr. Ross -- Brutal death in a tavern -- Bibliography -- About the authors.
Muncie is the classic small American city. But for much of the past two centuries, the city fell victim to murder, corruption and the bizarre. Mayor Rollin Bunch went to prison for mail fraud, while his police commissioner faced a murder rap. Viola "Babe" Swartz ran a brothel out of a truck stop that was raided by police at least a dozen times but ran for sheriff in the 1974 primary election. June Holland, of the locally famous Holland triplets, killed her neighbor for refusing to sell her house. Authors Keith Roysdon and Douglas Walker explore the notorious and unusual side of Muncie's history. -- back cover.
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