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John Dillinger robs Greencastle, Indiana bank...



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October 24, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 24, 1933.

* John Dillinger gang
* Greencastle, Indiana
* Largest bank robbery


The back page has a small & discrete report from Greencastle, Ind. that begins with: "Four men executed a daring robbery of the Central National Bank and Trust Company...." (see) Unfortunate for the brief report here but still a first report in this famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisement of the day. Complete in 44 pages, rag edition, a little spine wear, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: John Dillinger's largest haul was at the Central National Bank in Greencastle, Indiana, one of two banks he robbed in Indiana. In Our Past, Their Present: Historical Essays on Putnam County Indiana, John J. Baughman writes, "On Monday, October 23, 1933, four armed men entered the Central National Bank of Greencastle and escaped with $74,782.09. The Dillinger robbery became one of the major events of Greencastle history."

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