The robbery of the First National Bank of Eureka Springs occured on September 27, 1922. It was a daylight incident that resulted in six local residents to not only stop the robbery in process but killing three bandits named George Price, Charles Price, and Cy Wilson. Wilson's body is shown below. Two others, Hendrickson and Cowan were captured and sent to prison.
Bank employees who witnessed the hold-up were Cashier E.J. Smith, Asst Cashier Fred Sawyer, Bookeepers Maud Shuman and Loma Sawyer, and Jewel Davidson,
Of the six community sprited defenders of the law, E.A.Jordan and Joe McKimmey are shown at right with drawn pistols.
And are included in the group photo below, at Harding Rock along with a seventh person, possibly a member of the local constabulary.
Below: Left to Right: Ernest Jordan, Jesse Littrell, Joe McKimmey, Sheriff Ed McShane, Constable Homer Brittain, Sam Harmon, and Robert Bowman.
The much publicized incident brought out many of the local residents to pose with the wrecked Bandit's car below as the seven valiant citizens stand above them.
The towns people pose with the Model-T get-away car after the driver, Mark Hendricks, wrecked the vehicle in front of the Basin Park Hotel.
Earnest Jordan was signaled for his role and was presented a Medal of Valor in addition to a reward of $425.00 -- which he probably divied up with his comrades in arms. The wrecked car in the shoot-out wrapped a posted sign that reads "Don't Park Here!"
The Annual Event was once again re-enacted following the Annual Antique Car Show.
Natalie made a great decoy as the crowd waited for the Bank Stick-Up
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