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Wayne County jail escape... Detroit....



Item # 642299

January 25, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1928

* Wayne County jail escape
* Detroit, Michigan


The top of page 3 has a two column heading: "Twenty-one Men Dig Out of Detroit Jail; Two Are Caught, 19 Escape Into Canada" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. A little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: 21 federal prisoners escaped from Wayne County Jail in Michigan via a tunnel dug through a six-inch brick wall.

Category: The 20th Century

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