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Seymour was the site of the World's First Train Robbery, committed by the local Reno Gang
The Reno Brothers Gang, also known as the Reno Gang and The Jackson Thieves, were a group of criminals that operated in the Midwestern United States during and just after the American Civil War. Though short-lived, they carried out the first three peacetime train robberies in U.S. history...
, on October 6, 1866 just east of town. The gang was put into prison for the robbery, and later hanged at Hangman's Crossing outside of town.
The Freeman Field Mutiny
The Freeman Field Mutiny was a series of incidents at Freeman Army Airfield, a United States Army Air Forces base near Seymour, Indiana, in 1945 in which African American members of the 477th Bombardment Group attempted to integrate an all-white officers' club. The mutiny resulted in 162 separate...
occurred in 1945, in which African-American members of the 477th Bombardment Group attempted to integrate an all-white officers' club at Freeman Army Air Corps Base. The mutiny later led to the integration of United States Military.
- 1868 Seymour Businesses and Owners per Chandler & Co.
- Blish Milling Company (aka Blish Mill or Blish Flour) Involved in a 1916 SCOTUS decision setting a Precedent
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. Sales Manager and Secretary Elbridge Blish Thompson who was a Hanover College
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and Yale University
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alumnus lost his life in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania
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- Ahlbrand Carriage Company
- John Mellencamp
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- Retired professional wrestler Rip Rogers
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- Daniel Senechal - Semi professional race car driver
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