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True Detective Stories

From the Archives of the Pinkertons

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,212 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.2
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 3,368
Added to site: 2010.10.15 29273

The Northampton Bank Robbery -- The Susquehanna Express Robbery -- The Pollock Diamond Robbery -- The Rock Island Express -- The Destruction of the Renos -- The American Exchange Bank Robbery

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amboat and afterward a hotel thief. Scott was a big, powerful man, with a determination equal to anything. Their associates were what one might expect from these two. Other members of the gang were Thomas Doty, William Conroy, "Eddie" Goody, John Perry, James Greer, a professional burglar originally from Canada, and the notorious John Leary, alias "Red" Leary, of whom more will be said later on. In addition to these, the gang contained several members of less importance, men who acted merely as lookouts, or as go-betweens or messengers.

The first large operation of Dunlap's band occurred in 1872, when they plundered the Falls City Bank in Louisville, Kentucky, of about two hundred thousand dollars, escaping with their booty. This was satisfactory as a beginning, but Dunlap and Scott dreamed of achievements beside which this was insignificant. They began a careful investigation through many States, to learn of banks of weak structure containing large treasure. One of the gang finally found prec



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