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Chicago gangster Fred Goetz assassinated...

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March 21, 1934


* Fred Goetz assassination
* "Shotgun" George Ziegler
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre suspect
* Chicago Outfit hit man
* Best title to be had - very rare as such

The front page has a one column heading: "Shot Dead in Street; $1,000 Bill in Pocket" Two related photos are on the back page. (see images) When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper".
Complete with all 36 page, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such. A few small binding holes at the blank spine.

wikipedia notes: Fred Samuel Goetz, also known as "Shotgun" George Ziegler, was a Chicago Outfit mobster and a suspected participant in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, in 1929.
On March 20, 1934, Goetz walked outside The Minerva Cafe in the mob-controlled Chicago suburb of Cicero, and was shot in the face by a shotgun at close range. He was taken to the Frances E. Willard National Temperance Hospital, but died from his wounds. His body had to be identified by fingerprints.

Category: The 20th Century