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Union Station Massacre
Floyd, Charles (Prett...
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...
Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure
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.
Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd
Included in the file is a section from an unnamed magazine or book relating the story of Pretty Boy Floyd's supposed role in the Kansas City Massacre at the Union Station in 1933, also called the Union...
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,...
False Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance in the American City, with Its Daily Drama of Struggles and Pathos; Triumphs and Thrills
Book set in a fictional version of late 1910s to mid-1930s Kansas City (called Larcen City here) and satirizing "the social life and political conditions" revolving around the Pendergast machine. Written...
Floyd Grave Marker
Full view of tombstone which reads: Floyd, son, Charley Arthur, Feb. 3, 1904 - Oct. 22, 1934. Believed to be Pretty Boy Floyd. Associated with the Union Station 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...
Information on John Lazia (1896-1934), called a "North Side political chieftain and power in the underworld" connected to the Union Station Massacre and "boss Tom Pendergast's lieutenant in the Kansas...
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).
Kansas City Presents "a Challenge to Missouri" [headline article]
Illustrated caricature and multiple articles including the "cover story," a reprint from the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch about an investigative report on the threats of Kansas City organized crime to the...
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Anna Nearing, "the matron of Union Station" from its opening in 1914 until her retirement in 1937. Born in Toledo and coming to Kansas City in 1890 with her family, witnessing the Union...
Killing Pretty Boy
Article about the possibly intentional framing of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, in 1934 as "the key trigger man" behind the 1933 Union Station Massacre in Kansas City, with premature reports at the Kansas...
Lear B. Reed, 72, Ex-Police Chief, Dies
October 2, 1972
Review of the life of Lear B. Reed, former police chief from 1939 to 1941. He died in Richmond, Virginia, October 1, 1972. Reed, an FBI agent, handled the Union Station massacre case. After his stint as...
Mandate in Massacre
Announcement of the call for surrender of three of the four conspirators at large involved in the Union Station Massacre.
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