Recalling the day Dillinger came calling

Nashuan recollects famous outlaw’s invasion of her childhood hometown

The Nashua Telegraph was among newspapers that carried the "War on Crime" illustrations, which reflected "true stories of G-Men," such as the one that depicted the 1934 Mason City, Iowa bank robbery by the Dillinger gang.
This account of the Dillinger gang bank robbery in Mason City, Iowa, appeared in the Nashua Telegraph, although on an inside page.
Courtesy photo by MASON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY An historic photo of the First National Bank of Mason City shows the building around the time John Dillinger and his gang robbed the bank in 1934.


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