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Historical Society of Pottawattamie County Council Bluffs

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Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Mariel Wagner, President
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226 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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16th Avenue and South Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Bungled Burglary at the Bank

December 15, 1921, was a quiet day in Long Grove, Iowa. At least, until two men drove up to rob the Stockman’s Savings Bank in the middle of town. The events that followed would elevate a seemingly ordinary bank robbery into legend. Join author and historian John Brassard Jr as he tells you a story with connections to organized crime, vigilantes, and two of the worst bank robbers in Iowa history. The program will be held at the Council Bluffs Public Library; there is no admission charge.
John Brassard Jr is an author, historian, and storyteller from Eastern Iowa. He is the author of three books and has written several newspaper and magazine articles on Iowa history. John has given multiple presentations across the state, as well as given numerous radio and podcast interviews. He is also the host of his own podcast, The Kitchen Table Historian, a show about true crime, dark history, and the paranormal throughout the Midwest.

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Council Bluffs Public Library
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States


August 17, 2022 - 7:00pm