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10,000 Public Enemies
Book review of "Ten Thousand Public Enemies" by Courtney Ryley Cooper about crime and prominent criminals (such as John Lazia, et al.) in Kansas City tracked by "the United States government, Division...
70th Anniversary of the Union Station Massacre
Brief article recounting the Union Station Massacre on its 70th anniversary. Bureau of Investigation escorts of escaped murderer and bank robber Frank Nash were ambushed in front of Union Station in Kansas...
All Due Respect
June 12-18, 2008
Article discusses the debut of "Shots Back in Time: The Union Station Massacre," a film by Terence O'Mally commissioned by Union Station officials. The 40-minute film tells the story of the Union Station...
Be Proud, Citizens!
Article about the ironic description of Kansas City by Judge Brown Harris "as 'probably the most law-abiding city in the United States.'" Irony due to the judge's association with the Pendergast machine...
Blondie-The Maurice Denning Story
Ganster, James Audett, in an autobiographical account claims that Maurice Denning and Verne Miller were the real gunmen at the Union Station Massacre. This article is Part I and traces the life and criminal...
Bye Bye Adam
Photo and biographical article about Adam Richetti, "associate of Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, in the circuit court. ..being tried on a charge of murder in connection with the Union Station massacre."
Calmly, Quietly, Day of Death Unfolds: Journal of a Massacre Part One
First in a 12-part series of articles dealing with the Union Station Massacre, involving discussions of the murderers and crime fighters such as J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.
Article spotlights infamous crimes and outlaws in Missouri in the 1930s, including the Young Brothers Massacre (Springfield, MO), the Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Darrow) crime spree, the Kansas City Massacre,...
For Sale: Crypts Next to a KC Legend
July 9, 2006
Brief item reporting the 2006 public sale of crypts in the same mausoleum as that holding the remains of Frank Nash, killed in Kansas City's Union Station Massacre on June 17, 1933. The crypts, located...
Kansas City Crime Central
This 232-page book details crimes and criminals in Kansas City area from Union Station Massacre and Bonnie and Clyde to the more recent Ali Kemp and Erica Gree (Precious Doe).
Mandate in Massacre
Announcement of the call for surrender of three of the four conspirators at large involved in the Union Station Massacre.
Massacre Resonates 75 Years Later
June 16, 2008
Brief article recounting the Union Station massacre on June 17, 2008, its 75th anniversary. Bureau of Investigation escorts of escaped murderer and bank robber Frank Nash were ambushed in front of Union...
Massacre Turned FBI into a Powerhouse
June 16, 2008
Article describing how the Union Station Massacre changed the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the powerhouse that it is today. J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI during the massacre, described the killings...
Missouri Waltz: The Inside Story of the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It
Chapter of the book about the Union Station Massacre in 1933 and the events leading up to and following it, including descriptions of John Lazia, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, or Pretty Boy Floyd, and police officers...
Ten Thousand Public Enemies
Photos and descriptions of crime in early 20th century Kansas City, highlighting some of its more sensational outlaws such as Frank Nash and Johnny Lazia, et al. Many details of infamous criminals operating...
The Crime-Ridden Summer of 1933
September 8, 1963
Article reviews the events of the 1933 summer when Mary McElroy was kidnapped, eleven prisoners escaped from the Kansas penitentiary in Lansing, The Union Station Massacre took place, Bonnie and Clyde...
The Kansas City Massacre and the Mystery of the Missing Public Enemy
Article presents the story of Maurice Denning, who some implicated in the Union Station Massacre. He was on the FBI's most wanted list in the 1930s and his disappearance was never totally resolved.
The Kansas City Union Station Massacre
A 60-page paper presented by Gloria Maxwell at the NOLA (National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History) Conference held July 23-25, 1987, about the Union Station Massacre in the 1930s. Includes illustrations....
Thunder over Kansas City: A Machine and a Massacre
First of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal figures associated here...
Thunder over Kansas City: Murder and an Election
Second of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal and legal figures associated...
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