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 Tucson, 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.
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