Nov. 10. 2020 1:00 PM Zoom Program:
Presented by Phil Hysell
The Story of the Sportsmen’s Bar Stickup and Its Consequences
A few years ago I happened across an old, brief newspaper article that covered the robbery of a bar in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The only reason it grabbed my attention was that one of the robbers was a Mrs. Catherine Hysell. All the other gang members had their ages mentioned. Catherine’s wasn’t. All were from Minneapolis – except for Catherine. She was from a place called Deer River. I scanned all my references on the family, but found none from Deer River. I put the article aside and forgot about it. Then came the “Pandemic Quarantine” and I had some free time on my hands to investigate. This is the story behind that article.
Phil Hysell is a WV native and a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He earned a B.S. Degree in chemistry and did graduate work at the University of Louisville. Phil was a laboratory manager for Celanese Corporation in Louisville and for Rhodia in Cranbury, NJ. He is editor of the Hisle-Hysell Genealogy newsletter, a member of the SAR, Technical Advisor and a 2010 past president of the Louisville Genealogical Society. Phil has published articles in various literary, genealogical and scientific journals.
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