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1930 Fox Lake, Illinois gangster massacre....



Item # 656942

June 2, 1930

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 2, 1930

* Fox Lake Massacre (1st report)
* Chicago gangland gangster war
* Al 'Scarface' Capone vs. George 'Bugs' Moran ?
* Best title to be had (very rare as such)


The front page has a great banner headline: "WAR OVER RURAL BEER; KILL 3" with subheads that include: "Machine Guns Rake Fox Lake Hotel" Nice for display. Related photos are on the back page. (see) First report coverage on the Fox Lake, Illinois gangster raid which many consider to be a retaliation for the infamous St. Valentines' Day massacre. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, these events are sure to capture the flavor of this infamous period in American history.
Complete with all 44 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.

Category: The 20th Century

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