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February 04, 1934


* The Big Sapulpa Shootout of 1934 - Oklahoma
* Outlaw Aussie Elliott gunfight vs. police

The front page has a nice banner headline: "FOUR KILLED IN OKLAHOMA GUN BATTLE" with subheads. (see) Nice for display.
Complete with 20 pages, light toning, a little spine wear, generally in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Despite the extensive manhunt by authorities, Elliott refused to flee Oklahoma and, along with bandits Raymond Moore, and Eldon Wilson, was found by police, acting on a tip, on February 3, 1934, at the home of Lee Davis, near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. As the officers drove up, they saw men scurrying away inside the house. Sapulpa Police Chief Tom Brumley went around one side of the house, while one of his officers went around the other toward the back door. The officer confronted two men, Elliott and Wilson, coming towards him, but they turned and ran back inside. When the police called on Elliott and Wilson to surrender, they heard a single shot come from the other side of the house. Moore (Duplin), trying to hide in the cellar, had killed Chief Brumley with the single shot. A gun battle at the front door, which was covered by Creek County Sheriff, Willis C. Strange, and Sapulpa patrolmen, W. E. Gage and Floyd Sellers, resulted in the deaths of Elliott and Wilson.

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