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Digging up Dillinger: An addendum

August 29, 2019 SST

By Rick Hinton When the construction of 1-70 wiped out John Dillinger’s inner-city boyhood home at 2052 Cooper Ave. it also wiped out any possibility of a future shrine to the Indianapolis-born criminal. When his […]

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Digging up Dillinger – the conclusion?

August 22, 2019 SST

By Rick Hinton When John Dillinger’s father was awoken with the news of his son’s death, he stated quietly, “I knew this was going to happen. I’ve been expecting it for a long time.” A […]

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Digging up Dillinger: Part II

August 15, 2019 SST

By Rick Hinton Why exhume the body of John Dillinger from Section 44, Lot 94, of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis? His great-niece, Carol Thompson, and great-nephew, Mike Thompson, have their reasons. Another great-nephew, Jeff […]

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Digging up Dillinger: Part I

August 8, 2019 SST

By Rick Hinton John Dillinger – a man who drew admiration despite his crimes – has become the thing of folklore. The native son of Indiana has drawn not only criticism, but also praise from […]