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August 3, 1934:   “I am sending Agents a memorandum relating to the shooting of John Dillinger in Chicago Illinois on July 22, 1934 which summarizes the information in the Bureau’s files relating to the question of (1) whether Dillinger had a gun on his person at the time he was shot by Bureau Agents, and (2) relating to the instructions which were issued in the Chicago Office as to whether or not Dillinger should be taken dead or alive.”  Signed E.A. 8 more words

J. Edger Hoover

The Great River City Festival

MASON CITY, Iowa – On March 13, 1934 a group of notorious gangsters including John Dillinger, entered the First National Bank in Mason City and demanded money leaving with $52,000. 205 more words


John Dillinger

John Dillinger, in full John Herbert Dillinger (born June 28, 1902, or June 22, 1903,Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.—died July 22, 1934, Chicago, Ill.) most famous of all U.S. 1,702 more words


Unmistaken Identity

Neal Pollard

They both had a mole next to one eye and a scar on the left wrist. They lived 54 miles apart, one in Brookville and the other in Mooresville, Indiana. 310 more words

A slice of Chicago and a pinch of Indianapolis

Chicago was the seventh or eighth big American city we’ve visited on this trip, but it felt like THE American city – dense, looming skyscrapers with the sun reflecting off them; steaming manhole covers; clack-clacketty Metro trains on elevated lines above the streets. 1,302 more words


friday movie quote

“We’re having too good a time today. We ain’t thinking about tomorrow.”

-John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Public Enemies (2009)