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The Ephraim Bank Robbery

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title The Ephraim Bank Robbery
Description relish the idea of being out there on the streets with my bare hands and those guys with forty-five automatics. I said there would be a robbery here before long and I knowed. The Council discussed the matter and finally turned me down on my request. Dave Beal, who used to be the marshal of Ephraim said,"Oh, don't worry about it, go home and go to bed-'1 The council said they didn't think it would happen. careful in buying anything. I was very worried about the situation, so I borrowed an automatic shotgun and put it just inside the door of the old barber shop building just south across the street from Ephraim Bank on the corner. This building was then being used by the Christensen. 1, at least, was ready for anything that might happen. The City Council finally began to worry a little. Pete Bishop, who worked some with the Bank Manager, Fred Rassmuson, advising him on bank matters, convinced the council that they should hire a night deputy. They hired Pete Bishop s cousin, security reasons. About two nights before the robbery happened, I came down in town at a bout one o clock. I was wor r i ed and thought I had better check. 1 arrived at the old barber shop corner and couldn't find Denzil, and supposed that he had gone home. I noticed a fellow coming across the street from the bank corner. It was cold and he had a big overcoat on and there, and I had the same thing in my pocket. I had seen this fellow there before. He walked right past me and on past the Post Office. He then turned around and when he turned I turned around also. We walked toward each other. ] walked right up to him. I had my gun ready in my pocket and it looked like he had his the same way. We net there and I know damn well that he figured on holding me up, but he must have "Are you looking for somebody?" He mumbled off something which I couldn't understand and wandered off catercorner -13-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323718
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323718