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Newton Gang Rondout train robbery...
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June 14, 1924
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 14, 1924
* Rondout Illinois train robbery
* Largest in United States history
* Newton Gang
The front page has a one column heading: "TRAIN BANDITS' LOOT MAY REACH $3,000,000" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.
wikipedia notes: On June 14, 1924, Rondout was the site of the largest train robbery in United States history. Several outlaws, including the "Newton Gang" and a corrupt postal inspector, successfully carried out a robbery of over two million dollars worth of cash, jewelry and securities. All of the conspirators were caught and prosecuted shortly afterwards, and all but $100,000 of the stolen goods were recovered, and a historical marker was built to commemorate the event.
Category: The 20th Century