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John Dillinger Lima OH prison break...



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October 13, 1933

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, October 13, 1933 

* Early Outlaw John Dillinger 
* Lima, Ohio prison escape
 

This 24 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "Sheriff Is Slain in Jail Delivery" "Trio Frees Notorious Robber at Lima, O." with smaller subheads.

Tells of the famous escape of John Dillinger from prison in Lima Ohio. This was the escape that was featured near the beginning of the movie "Public Enemies". Early item on Dillinger

Other news of the day. Light browning, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The Lima area was not safe from the increased crime rate of the 1930s. In 1933, gangster John Dillinger was in the Allen County Jail, arrested for robbing the Citizens National Bank in nearby Bluffton, Ohio. Dillinger’s cohorts broke him out of jail, killing Allen County Sheriff Jess Sarber in the process. The murder and jailbreak put Dillinger at the top of the FBI's ten most wanted list.

Category: The 20th Century

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