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Last major train robbery in the United States...
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November 26, 1937
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., November 26, 1937
* Last major train robbery in the U.S.
* Deming, Luna County, New Mexico
* Henry Loftus and Harry Donaldson
You might call it the official end of the "Wild West", but in any case the two column heading near the bottom of the front page announces what is considered the last major train robbery in the country: "''Brooklyn Cowboys' Kill One But Fail in Train Holdup" with subhead. (see)
Complete with 20m pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally nice.
wikipedia notes: Henry (Lorenz) Loftus and Harry (Dwyer) Donaldson were two young men who made national headlines for their unsuccessful attempt to rob the Southern Pacific Railroad's Apache Limited in 1937. The last major train robbery in the United States, the two have been referred to as "the last of America's classic train robbers". Though they were not professional criminals, their unhealthy fixation with the American Wild West prompted them to rob the train which resulted in the intentional wounding of one passenger and the accidental death of another.
Category: The 20th Century