February 5, 1902
Three men (wearing blackface, according to one source) robbed the Bank of Clarksville and, in the process, killed Sheriff John Powers. Exactly one year later, Fred Derham and George Underwood were hanged in Clarksville (Johnson County) for the crimes. The third robber, John Dunn, got away and was never charged. The hanging brought out one of the largest crowds Johnson County had ever seen.