Killed in a Raid

TitleKilled in a Raid
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMize, Jim
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter
Issue Number4
Date Publishedwinter
SubjectsBusinesses, History

Collects several accounts of a foiled bank robbery on Main Street Sevierville in 1899. Will and Cal Derrick, and Pearl Thurman had conceived the plan under the influence of "that stuff which ruins and destroys the soul" but told of it in advance and so were ambushed when they arrived. Includes photos of the pistol used by Will Derrick and of Main Street in the 19th century.


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