Dillinger’s Showdown in Tuscon

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

A reading from America’s historic newspapers

The Gangster Chronicles 1.3
Dillinger’s Showdown in Tuscon

From the time he was paroled from the Michigan City prison in May, 1933, to the time he was gunned down by police on a Chicago sidewalk 14 months later, John Herbert Dillinger was one of America’s most notorious scoundrels.

In chapter one, we looked at the escape of ten convicts from the Indiana penitentiary at Michigan City and the subsequent delivery of Dillinger from the Lima, Ohio, jail that led to the death of Sheriff Jesse Sarber. In Chapter Two, Dillinger and his new gang blazed a trail of terror across the Midwest.

Now, the wanted desperados have made their way to Tuscon, Arizona, to escape the heat of Chicago, but a hotel fire spells the beginning of the end for most of the outlaw gang.

Musical direction by Chuck Wiggins.

Sources and Clips:

Indianapolis Star, January 27, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 27, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 26, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 26, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 28, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 28, 1934
Indianapolis Star, March 4, 1934
Indianapolis Star, March 4, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 27, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 27, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 26, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 26, 1934
The East Liverpool (Ohio) Evening Review, February 6, 1934
The East Liverpool (Ohio) Evening Review, February 6, 1934

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Indianapolis Star, January 31, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 31, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 29, 1934
Indianapolis Star, January 29, 1934

Dillinger’s Bloody Escape

“YESTERDAY’S NEWS”

A Reading from America’s Historic Newspapers

The Gangster Chronicles

Volume 1, Chapter 1

Dillinger’s Bloody Escape

May to October 1933

In this first volume of “The Gangster Chronicles,” we will follow the trail of terror blazed by one of America’s most famous, perhaps most beloved, gangsters, John Dillinger. From the time he was paroled from the Michigan City prison in May, 1933, to the time he was gunned down by police on a Chicago sidewalk in front of the Biograph Theater 14 months later, John Herbert Dillinger was one of America’s most notorious scoundrels. Chapter One will detail some of Dillinger’s earliest known robberies and his murderous escape from the Lima jail.  We plan to tell the Dillinger saga in five chapters. After this first one, you can expect a new installment at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. We’re considering the options for Volume 2 and are welcome to suggestions. Please email us at truecrimehistorian@outlook.com with your thoughts.

Visit www.truecrimehistorian.com for a slideshow, clippings and drawings.

Music by Audionautix. Theme song by Josh Woodward.

Sources:

Logansport (Indiana) Pharos Tribune, July 18, 1933
Logansport (Indiana) Pharos Tribune, July 18, 1933
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The (Columbus, Indiana) Republic, August 5, 1933
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The Sandusky (Ohio) Register, August 15, 1933
The Franklin (Indiana) Evening Star, September 6, 1933
The Franklin (Indiana) Evening Star, September 6, 1933
The Elwood (Indiana) Call-Leader, September 22, 1933
The Elwood (Indiana) Call-Leader, September 22, 1933
The Logansport (Indiana) Pharos-Tribune, September 23, 1933
The Logansport (Indiana) Pharos-Tribune, September 23, 1933
The Chicago Tribune, September 23, 1933
The Chicago Tribune, September 23, 1933
The Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune, October 13, 1933
The Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune, October 13, 1933
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The Columbus (Indiana) Republic, October 14, 1933
The Hamilton (Ohio) Evening Journal, October 14, 1933
The Hamilton (Ohio) Evening Journal, October 14, 1933