Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:16 PM
"Historical exhibits, retail promotions, food and entertainment will mark the day 70 years ago when John Dillinger and his gang robbed the First National Bank in Mason City"
"Several businesses will participate in the Dillinger Days event held from March 8-13."
"Its an interesting part of Mason City's history... the point is not to glorify crime."
Thought I'd pass this along. Mason City is approximately 2 hours from DesMoines or Minneapolis (any about 20 minutes from my house) if anybody want to drive over.
Posted 03 March 2004 - 12:22 AM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 07:42 AM
My Dad said that JD was very vocal about who he was, and when he (my Dad) looked into the back seat of the sedan he said there were tommyguns and shotguns on the seat.
Dillinger paid for his gas and tipped my Dad with the silver certificate. Even at 12 years old my father was savvy enough to realize that the $5.00 note might be worth more than it's face value some day. I suppose the only way to authenticate it would be to compare serial numbers to numbers of bills "liberated" by Dillinger. However, I am certain that it's origin is as my Dad said....the old mans not so thrifty as to let $5.00 set through the depression unspent.
Posted 03 March 2004 - 02:51 PM
If and when the assault weapons ban sunsets, I'm buying 3 or 4 L drums (I guess from Moonie Inc.) and a couple of "assault" rifles just for the hell of it. (Has anybody heard about Kahr making the C drums once the AW ban sunsets? -- I might need a couple of them just to hang on the wall for decorations!) I guess we should all think about investing in companies manufacturing firearms, as there should be a spike in activity once the AW ban sunsets. CALL TOM DELAY IN THE HOUSE!!!! HE IS THE GUY THAT CAN MAKE THE AW BAN SUNSET!!!!
Posted 03 March 2004 - 05:56 PM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 06:07 PM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 09:24 PM
The deal in Mason City sounds neat. They used to celebrate Dick Tracy Days in Woodstock, IL (where Chester Gould lived and wrote the comic strip). They'd do a fake shootout by the bank, and a local actor would unload the 50-round drum on the bad guys. Warren Beatty did it one year. Then the many Illinois anti-gunners put a stop to that. They still do the celebration, but now it's a drum and bugle corps competition at the high school instead of the shootout. Whoo Hoo !!!