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John Dillinger Tucson AZ capture...
Item # 566891
January 29, 1934
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, January 29, 1934
* John Dillinger headled back to jail - Crown Point Jail, Indiana
* Tuscon Arizona capture
This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 3 that include: "SPEED EXTRADITION OF DILLINGER GANG" "Indiana Officers Reach Tucson and Dispatch the Papers to Governor Moeur" "Pierpont Tells Police Chief He Is Sorry He Didn't Get Chance to Kill Him" and more. See photos for text.
Tells of Dillinger's recent capture in Tuscon AZ and Indiana officials wanting him to stand trial in their state. He would make his infamous escape from Crown Point Jail in Indiana a few weeks latter.
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: A fire broke out at the Hotel Congress in Tucson where members of the Dillinger gang were staying. Forced to leave their luggage behind, they were rescued through a window and down a fire truck ladder. Charles Makley tipped a couple of firemen $12 to climb back up and retrieve the luggage, affording the firefighters a good look at several members of Dillinger's gang. The firemen later recognized Makley and Ed Shouse while thumbing through a copy of True Detective and informed the police who promptly arrested Harry Pierpont, Charles Makley, Russell Clark, Ed Shouse, and Dillinger. They found them in possession of over $25,000 in cash, three sub-machine guns, and five machine guns. Tucson celebrates the historic arrest with an annual "Dillinger Days" festival, the highlight of which is a reenactment.
The men were extradited to stand trial in Indiana, where they were held in the Crown Point jail.
Category: The 20th Century