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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
Format image/jpeg
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 his head up in the bank window and look out. I also noticed a ma n moving behind a tree on the bank corner. He moved up and got behind the pillar on the bank. It didn't look like the cleaning boys. Dale Thompson was one of these boys who did the cleaning. I had my keys on my inside pocket and had a difficult time getting them out to get the barber shop door open. Denzil had locked the door when he went home. I finally got it open and got hold of the automatic shotgun which I had placed just inside the door. When I came out, J had th& gun up and down against my side hidden in my clothes so they couldn't tell what I had. I thought well, I'll find out who would do, but I figured they wouldn't know what I would do. When I got out In the middle of the street, one of them came out from behind the tree in the light there. He had two guns pointed straight at me and he said, "Stick "em up you son-of-a-bitch. 1 didn t stick em up. I told him to "Stick 'em up". He fired both loads at me and missed. I fired at about the same time and shot a little high. My second shot from the automatic shotgun hit him in the shoulder. It knocked him down and he rolled off the steps. He in the bank window, and I fired at him, but the shell didn't seem to hurt him much. I backed up to the corner and got be hind the big tree there and continued Tiring until I ran figured there might be a man behind the shop. I couldn't find the shells; they were not where I had put them. The shells had been placed way down on the lower shelf. I didn't know it and so I didn't get them. I was frantic, I couldn't let them get away. I ran down the street to Harvey Hansen s store. He had promised to loan until he woke. I asked him for the gun and ammunition. I don't know why, but he laced his damn high top boots clear to the top before he brought the gun. I was excited and anxious, and the delay in bringing the gun irritated me. I yelled at him and said that they could be clear to Mt. Pleasant or Fairview by now. I ran back as fast as I could and found they had left the bank. I could have captured them if he had brought the -15-
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Identifier 029_The Ephraim Bank Robbery.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323720
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323720