intent to buy land to start up a dude ranch and nudist colony. He wanted 8 sections of land, I think it was. The other party had 3 and intended to offer leases on 5 sections of federal land. The arrests put a halt to all that.
It's an oddity I found in the National Archives that has not made it into any Dillinger book but will be an aside in the book I am writing on the kidnapping of June Robles three months after the Dillinger arrests.
Gorn's book is the best one I've seen on the arrests. Tha AHS has a copy of Chief Wollard's own account of his "hick cops'" masterful arrests for anyone interested.
To avoid prosecution and the most wanted gang in the nation, your right they were just visiting the old pueblo for its great enchiladas...... and Mackley and Van Meter were going to open a flower... more
Actually, I am serious about Mackley's Paul Cool,Wed Jul 11 01:50
Most definitely, without a doubt, fer sure. But although they had by then committed a federal crime in taking a stolen vehicle across state lines, the big extradition battle was over which State... more
Yeah they crossed state lines with a stolen vehicle and that gave Hoover and the boys the green light to get involved and hound them down. Innocent until Interrogated is a great title, seen quite a... more