On September 21, 1931, a battle ensued at the Jake Lenker farm in Cedar County, Iowa. On this day, over 60 law enforcement officials and two veterinarians encountered 400+ farmers carrying wood planks, rocks, pipes, and other items attempting to suppress tuberculosis (TB) testing of their cattle. The farmers attacked law enforcement and their vehicles.
I was researching the Cedar County Cow War when I came across this book, One Armed Bandits and Other Stories of Iowa's Past and Present by George Mills. Well, the title definitely caught my attention as I wondered, how many one-armed bandits could there h