Notorious Nashville: Scoundrels, Rogues and Outlaws

Notorious Nashville: Scoundrels, Rogues and Outlaws

by Brian Allison


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Many people know Nashville for the bright lights and nonstop music, but it also has a history that doesn't make it into the guidebooks. The first public hanging in the city took place in 1802 when Henry Beeler and Samuel Carman were executed for horse theft and larceny. The Briley and Bates families held a deadly feud in Cane Ridge near the turn of the century. Frank and Jesse James returned to Tennessee in the summer of 1877 to lay low after a botched bank robbery. Author Brian Allison recounts these and more stories of infamous crimes and criminals in Nashville.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467141246
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/11/2019
Series: True Crime
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,217,783
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

A lifelong native of Nashville, Brian Allison comes by his interest in the city's past naturally. He has worked for more than twenty years in the field of public history at museums such as Travellers Rest and the Hermitage. He has worked in film and appeared on television as a guest speaker for shows like the History Channel's America's Secret Slang and Blood and Fury for the American Heroes Channel. He is also the author of Murder and Mayhem in Nashville, released by The History Press in 2016.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

1 Until You Are Dead 9

2 Cane Ridge Feud 18

3 Mr. Woodson and Mr. Howard 27

4 Death on Billy Goat Hill 35

5 Slaughter in Paradise 45

6 Annie and Harvey 55

7 Lady in the Water 64

8 Hell Hath No Fury 76

9 Public Enemies 89

10 The Dirty '30s 100

11 Unspeakable 111

12 Into Thin Air 123

Notes 133

Bibliography 139

Index 141

About the Author 143

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