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John Dillinger robs Greencastle, Indiana bank...



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October 24, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 24, 1933.

* John Dillinger gang
* Greencastle, Indiana
* Largest bank robbery


The back page has a small & discrete report from Greencastle, Ind. that begins with: "Four men executed a daring robbery of the Central National Bank and Trust Company...." (see) Unfortunate for the brief report here but still a first report in this famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisement of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: John Dillinger's largest haul was at the Central National Bank in Greencastle, Indiana, one of two banks he robbed in Indiana. In Our Past, Their Present: Historical Essays on Putnam County Indiana, John J. Baughman writes, "On Monday, October 23, 1933, four armed men entered the Central National Bank of Greencastle and escaped with $74,782.09. The Dillinger robbery became one of the major events of Greencastle history."

Category: The 20th Century