Horse Thief Protection Association collection
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According to Mr. Herr, Bob Green was a model citizen until May 29, 1908 when he was arrested for horse stealing. The National Horse Thief Association, which was organized at Wingate, Indiana, provided protective services to dues-paying members. Bob Green often went along with the Horse Thief Association on the searches for the horse thieves, knowing he was the guilty party. Bob Green was captured, tried, and convicted for one to fourteen years in Michigan City Prison, in 1908.
According to Mr. Willett, he remembered "real well the morning of April 6, 1908," when he was six years old. There was a telephone call to report the thief of two horses. Clifford's paper reports on Bob Green at different times until, on page 7, he wrote: "If Green were living in this year of 1972, he would be 100 years old. He should be presumed dead." Mr. Willett lists the other men who had horses stolen and the counties in which they lived.
On page 8, Clifford Willett wrote: "I thought the horse companies went out with the coming of the State Police. On checking with Steven Kenny, local officer, I find that there was a lapse. First State Police came in 1921. The law concerning the horse companies was repealed in 1924."
- Herr, Remley (Person)
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