Monday, August 11, 2008

Ask Vance: the 1921 Ford Motor Company Robbery

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 4:00 AM

A battered tombstone in Forest Hill Cemetery is the only visible reminder of one of Memphis' most notorious robberies.

Eighty-seven years ago today, two Ford employees, chief accounting clerk Edgar McHenry and special agent Howard "Shorty" Gamble drove to a bank on Second Street to pick up that week's payroll -- a satchel containing $8,500, which was an enormous sum in those days.

To read more, visit Vance's blog.

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