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#1 knobcreeknut

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 12:05 AM

finally found this picture after months of searching. it is of the Shelbyville, In. police dept. date , not sure but somewhere around july of 1934. The photo was taken to show off the new arsenal that they purchased to fend off john dillinger. he had been in town supposedly staking out the local bank. The department actually had three thompsons, and Iam still trying to find out the serial numbers . thre is also another photo of them in front of the bank with all three guns, but i haven't been able to track it down yet. hope this picture worksuser posted image
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Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:21 AM

newspaper article from july 6 1934
dillinger was here recently

Dillinger was in shelbyville a few weeks ago, It was revealed today by George W. Vanpelt, cashier of the Shelby national bank, when the arch bandit's proposed bank holdup was discussed.
" A Shelbyville man who spent his childhood at Mooresville, and who played with dillnger there, recognized his former playmate as he was standing at the corner of Jackson and Harrison street. Mr. Vanpelt added " this local resident- he happens to be a member og the kiwanas club- apparently was recognized by Dillinger, for the bandit immediately upon seeing him pulled the brim of his hat down over his face, and turned away,and left soon afterward in an automobile. It was the day before state police made a raid in search of Dillinger at a camp near Greensburg. The Shelbyville man who said he saw Dillinger here did not report the matter to police, he's taking no chances.
C.V. Crockett ,of the farmers national bank, queried , when informed on the reported plan of dillinger's to rob a local bank: "he didn't say when, did he?"



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