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Stories-A History of Appalachia


Dec 26, 2020

An attempted robbery of a Johnson City, Tennessee, laundry in 1930 eventually led to a stint in Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a prisoners strike and an escape for the robber.  Two years later, this man walked into a police station a thousand miles away and surrendered to authorities, who had no idea he was a wanted man.  Today we tell that story.

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