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Out of the Morgue

Making ends meet in 1934

Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

On May 15, 1934, the Department of Justice offered a $25,000 reward for the capture of John Dillinger, the Great Depression era’s most notorious gangster, after he escaped from an Ohio prison using a wooden pistol and proceeded to plan and pull off numerous bank heists ...

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