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In the early 19th century, Edward Bonney moved from New York City to a 100-acre plot of land east of Bristol, where he hoped to start a new town. His first building project was a gristmill to serve local farmers. The success of Bonneyville hinged upon the coming of the railroad and a new canal line, neither of which materialized. After being arrested for counterfeiting in 1842, Bonney escaped and became a so-called bandit on the Indiana frontier. He later sold his mill, turned over a new leaf and wrote a best-selling book about his exploits.
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