Friday, August 10, 2018

Moore & Pearce's Pool Hall in Downtown Mooresville

Moore & Pearce ad from the
1923 Mooresville High School
yearbook, White Lick Review
(click image to enlarge)

In the 1920s, Moore & Pearce operated a pool hall in downtown Mooresville, Indiana.  It was there that John Dillinger appeared following his aborted holdup of Frank Morgan, owner of the West End Grocery on West High Street. During the robbery attempt, Dillinger had struck Morgan with an iron rod, severely injuring him.  Later, at Moore & Pearce's pool hall, Dillinger asked about Morgan's condition, before news of the assault had reached there.  This made listeners suspicious, some of whom repeated Dillinger's comments to Mooresville Town Marshall Greeson.  This lead to Dillinger's arrest.

Watch the video below to learn more about this crime.

John Dillinger's Hometown Holdup
(Mooresville Moments #7)
by Mooresville Public Library

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