A Family Matter

November 2010
Old Huntsville Magazine;Nov2010, Issue 213, p1
The article focuses on Robert E. Lee Gilliam, a truck farmer from Huntsville, Alabama. Moving from farm to farm, Gilliam ended up in 1943 on a small tract of land near Winchester Road. He acquired a 32 foot trailer which he used to set up a bar and crooked dice tables. Though he has made money from his various illegal enterprises, Gilliam spent most of it to gambling and drinking. His house was ravaged by fire and he sent his family to Chicago, Illinois. Gilliam was never seen again after a gunshot incident at a bar in the White Castle.


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