"The Joints of Jeffersonville and Southern Indiana" tells the testimonies of "huge open gambling, mayhem and homicide" from more or less 1930 to 1950. Bender, who became born in Anderson, started out writing down histories approximately 18 years ago, and not using a purpose of publishing a e book. however now he hopes to percentage what he's learned and keep a piece of local records. To do so, Bender spent infinite hours scrolling thru microfilm, interviewing locals with memories and connections to the time and cataloguing paraphernalia. "this is just part of our history that i was afraid became going to vanish," the first-time author stated. "So I commenced digging and trying to hold the history of the metropolis." Bender estimates there have been at the least 20 unlawful playing operations in Jeffersonville within the '30s and '40s. other estimates say close to 30. A picture mural plastered at the facet of a vacant constructing on courtroom road indicates only some of those now not-so-mystery dens, together with Antz Cafe and Duley's 121 club. Antz is now a parking lot next to Chase financial institution, and Duley's is the very vacant constructing on which the picture mural hangs.