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Bonnie and Clyde in Atchinson, Kansas ?....



Item # 644979

March 13, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 13, 1934

* Atchison, Kansas bank robbery
* Bonnie and Clyde involved ?
* Rare mention of "cigar smoking" woman


The top of page 13 has a one column heading: "ROB KANSAS BANKS, SHOOT POLICE OFFICER" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on a bank robbery in Atchison, Kansas. At the time it was believed that criminals involved were the infamous Bonnie and Clyde as the article ends with: "Unverified reports that a woman puffing a cigar has been seen in a hotel here this morning, led to a police theory that the leader of the hold-up might have been Clyde Barrow, notorious bank robber and killer, whose companion is Bonnie Parker, cigar-smoking gunwoman". History shows it was not the work of this famous duo, but still rare to find reports mentioning them as such.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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