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John Dillinger On March 3, 1934, Crown Point etched its name forever in the history books as the infamous bank robber and FBI "Public Enemy #1" John Dillinger escaped from the "escape-proof" (as it was dubbed by local authorities at the time) Lake County Jail which was guarded by many police and national guardsmen. Dillinger apparently escaped using a hand-carved wooden gun blackened with shoe polish, although this was disputed by some witnesses.

Mrs. Ella Newsome, an angel of mercy to southern soldiers in the Civil War

8 x 10 print of John Dillinger after he was killed leaving the Biograph theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Texas tenant farmer in Marysville, California, migrant camp during the peach season. 1927 made seven thousand dollars in cotton. 1928 broke even. 1929 went in the hole. 1930 still deeper. 1931 lost everything. 1932 hit the road. 1935, fruit tramp in California

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This Underrated Park Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Place In Indiana

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