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The Life, Times and Legacy Of John Dillinger

25 May 2011

John Dillinger was one of the most famous outlaws who lived during the Depression era of the United States. He was a gangster and bank robber.

He spent his formative years being frequently in trouble with the law which lead to his life of crime. He married and tried to live the straight life while holding job. His marriage ended in divorce. He started robbing grocery stores with his friend, Ed Singleton.

He spent a good amount of time in prison for his part in the robbery on the grocery store, but once in prison, he found himself being drawn into the criminal lifestyle even more. His father led a petition to get him released from prison. He was released after only serving 4 and 1/2 years, and was let out at the height of the great Depression.

Because of the economic climate, Dillinger was unable to find work. Because of this, he fell back into the life of crime. He began robbing banks. He also planned and executed an escape plan for some inmates that he met in his prison days.

Because of all these deeds, John Dillinger became one of the most well known criminals of the day.The information doesn’t stop now. Keep looking: Crown Hill Cemetery


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