Dillinger - With Wooden Gun at Family Home

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This Dillinger family photograph was taken in early April, 1934, while Johnnie and Billie visited John, Sr. (at his Mooresville, Indiana farm).  Just a month after he escaped from the Crown Point jail, Dillinger is holding the gun he made from a wooden washboard.  He used that "weapon" to orchestra his jail break.

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Dillinger family photo, online courtesy Rocky Mountain News.

 

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