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James Gang's first train robbery...

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July 24, 1873

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, New York, July 24, 1873 

* Jesse James Gang
* 1st railroad train robbery

On the front page under "The Iowa Train Robbery" is a report beginning:

* Gov. Carpenter offers $500 reward, each, for the capture of the robbers of the Rock Island Railroad train...It is now ascertained that there were ten robbers. Yesterday six of them were seen near Creston...riding rapidly...appear to be trying to get to Mercer County, Mo., the abiding place of rascals of all grades. They are regular guerrillas...

with more (see).

Although not named in the report, this was the first train robbery executed by the James Gang. Nice to have this account on the front page.

Eight pages, great condition.

Category: Post-Civil War