Four masked men overpowered a watchman at the Reading railroad depot in Shenandoah. They threatened to kill the unnamed watchman if he did not open the safe. He refused. The would-be robbers tried to open it. They gave up and left eventually. The incident was reported On This Day in 1882 in the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer.
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015