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1936 Brady Gang jail escape...

Item # 703639

October 12, 1936


* Greenfield, Indiana jail break
* Pre Al Brady Gang shootout
* Bangor, Maine fame

The front page has a nice banner headline: "KILLERS BREAK INDIANA JAIL" with subheads. (see images) Nice for display. A few related photos are on the back page. This was about a year prior to their infamous shootout with F.B.I. agents in Bangor, Maine.
source: FBI: On September 24, 1936, while Brady, Dalhover, and Shaffer were being held, they were transferred to the Hancock County Jail at Greensfield, Indiana. Geiseking was not involved in this murder and was later removed to Ohio and sentenced to 10 to 25 years in the Ohio State Penitentiary for the crime of armed robbery. The other three remained in the Hancock County Jail until October 11, 1936, on which date, during the breakfast hour, they assaulted the sheriff, took from him his .38 caliber revolver, and escaped in an automobile stolen from a man who attempted to assist the sheriff during his fight with the gang.
It was at this point that the FBI took up the trail of this gang, and on October 13, 1936, a complaint was filed against Brady, Shaffer, and Dalhover before the United States Commissioner at Cleveland, Ohio, charging them with the transportation of stolen jewelry, valued in excess of $5,000 from Lima, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois, on April 27, 1936. The transportation of this property from the state of Ohio to the state of Illinois gave the FBI investigative jurisdiction in the case, and FBI agents took up the search.

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" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, these events are sure to capture the flavor of this infamous period in American history.
Complete with all 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

Category: The 20th Century