23 October 2015

On This Day: Masked men overpower Shenandoah watchman


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.

Source
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 23 October 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.