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Mad Gasser... Botetourt County, Virginia...

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January 22, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 22, 1934

* Mad Gasser of Mattoon
* Botetourt County,Virginia
* "Anesthetic Prowler"

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Virginians Are Terrorized by Gas Thrower, Who Flees in Night After Making Victims Ill" (see) Rare to find reports on these attacks that caused mass hysteria.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 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. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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