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The last holdup of the Jesse James gang...
Item # 549148
September 9, 1881
THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, September 9, 1881
* Jesse James Gang
* Last holdup robbery made
The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies"
A detailed report of a holdup of the Chicago and Alton Railroad follows these headings. Although not mentioned by name, this was the work of the infamous James Gang.
In fact, this was the very last robbery of the James Gang (see photos for the full text).
The report just below this one is headed: "Apache Outrages" "Great Excitement In Arizona--Organization Of The Militia." (see photos).
Other news of the day with ads.
Archival mend to a very minor tear in the Apache article, minor edge tears at the top, otherwise nice. 4 pages.
Category: Post-Civil War