Green River's April Fool's Day bank robbery

A Depression-era April Fool's Day bank robbery in Green River and the chain of events that followed it are the subject of a new article on

Early on the afternoon of Saturday, April 1, 1933, 29-year-old cashier Ed Taliaferro had just locked up the First National Bank on Railroad Avenue when two men rapped at the door. They were there to inquire about a rental property managed by the bank, they said. When Taliaferro let them in, one of them produced a gun and the pair forced him into the bank's vault, where they tied him up and helped themselves to just under $20,000 in cash, wel...


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