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Harrison woman recalls killing of Okla. outlaw

 

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - The memory of a bank robbery in Harrison more than 90 years ago is still very much alive.

Notorious Oklahoma bank robber Henry Starr was killed by a former bank president in February 1921 as Starr tried to rob the People's State Bank in the northwest Arkansas city.

Starr's death put an end to his 32-year career of crime.

Former Harrison resident Mona Garvin told the Harrison Daily Times (http://is.gd/uZIlab ) that her grandmother was working at the bank on the day of the robbery. Garvin says her grandmother kept for decades a bloody pillow case that Starr and his accomplices had stuffed with money before Starr was shot.

Garvin says her grandfather told her grandmother after the robbery that she'd never have to work again, and he kept his word.

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