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John Dillinger slain | Enquirer historic front pages from July 23

Take a look back at history through the front pages of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Every day we look at 10 pages that show the local, national and international headlines. Today’s pages cover news reported in The Enquirer on July 23 in years ranging from 1934 to 2013. Headlines included the Public Enemy No. 1, the bandit John Dillinger, slain by federal agents in 1934, Reds legends Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 and 2012, and a royal baby (and future king), Prince George of Cambridge, born in 2013.
CINCINNATI, OH
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You Can Hunt Ghosts In The Indiana Jail John Dillinger Escaped From

Crown Point Jail is one of the most haunted places in Indiana, and you can take an overnight ghost hunt at this jail that John Dillinger once escaped from. Crown Point, Indiana is home to a jail that has a very famous past. Built in 1882, the Crown Point Jail contained six cells for men, four cells for women, and corridors built from solid steel. In 1908, a larger jail was rebuilt. This new structure contained 150 jail cells, several maximum-security cells, and more features. At the time, the jail was considered to be escape-proof. That was until 1934 when John Dillinger was transferred there. After only a couple of months of incarceration, Dillinger escaped. According to GhostHuntUSA:
CROWN POINT, IN
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You Can Hunt Ghosts In The Indiana Jail John Dillinger Escaped From

Crown Point Jail is one of the most haunted places in Indiana, and you can take an overnight ghost hunt at this jail that John Dillinger once escaped from. Crown Point, Indiana is home to a jail that has a very famous past. Built in 1882, the Crown Point Jail contained six cells for men, four cells for women, and corridors built from solid steel. In 1908, a larger jail was rebuilt. This new structure contained 150 jail cells, several maximum-security cells, and more features. At the time, the jail was considered to be escape-proof. That was until 1934 when John Dillinger was transferred there. After only a couple of months of incarceration, Dillinger escaped. According to GhostHuntUSA:
CROWN POINT, IN

You Can Hunt Ghosts In The Indiana Jail John Dillinger Escaped From

Crown Point Jail is one of the most haunted places in Indiana, and you can take an overnight ghost hunt at this jail that John Dillinger once escaped from. Crown Point, Indiana is home to a jail that has a very famous past. Built in 1882, the Crown Point Jail contained six cells for men, four cells for women, and corridors built from solid steel. In 1908, a larger jail was rebuilt. This new structure contained 150 jail cells, several maximum-security cells, and more features. At the time, the jail was considered to be escape-proof. That was until 1934 when John Dillinger was transferred there. After only a couple of months of incarceration, Dillinger escaped. According to GhostHuntUSA:
CROWN POINT, IN
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John Dillinger Planned Bryan Bank Robbery In 1933

A little known incident in Williams County history was the planned holdup of Bryan’s Citizens National Bank in 1933 by notorious bank robber John Dillinger. Dillinger was born in Indianapolis on June 22, 1903. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “In adolescence, the flaws in his bewildering personality became evident, and he was frequently in trouble.”
BRYAN, OH
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John Dillinger in Hancock County

John Dillinger robbed Citizens National Bank of Bluffton of $2,100 at noon on Aug. 14, 1933. The five-minute episode became the story of the century for Bluffton residents. The gang fired over 40 shots in a wide arch across the entire business district, breaking many windows, but causing no personal injuries.
HANCOCK COUNTY, OH
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Alcatraz East opens extended John Dillinger exhibit

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A new exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge gives you a look at one of America’s most famous prison escapes: John Dillinger’s final break from jail on March 3, 1934. At the museum you can see what his jail...
PIGEON FORGE, TN
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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Unveils Temporary John Dillinger Exhibit

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – Alcatraz East Crime Museum will open a temporary exhibit on March 3, 2022, that focuses on the anniversary of one of the most infamous prison escapes in American history. Titled “The Beginning of the End: John Dillinger’s Final Jail Break,” the exhibit will feature information and artifacts about the gangster’s final prison break. The exhibit will run for one year in the prison section of the museum.
PIGEON FORGE, TN
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Bluffton historian discusses John Dillinger stories about how they say he robbed the town bank

Oral history is fascinating but is it all true? Lima Rotarians heard from a Bluffton historian on Monday about what he has researched. Fred Steiner talked about his presentation called “4 Guys Walk into a Bluffton Bank and the Rest is Bluffton Oral History”. It was August 14th, 1933, the day that John Dillinger and his gang were in Bluffton. Steiner says there is one firsthand account of the incident that was written, and dozens of oral history accounts passed down the generations that are not quite accurate.
BLUFFTON, OH