The Capture of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapper, 80 Years Ago

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The Capture of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapper, 80 Years Ago

Post by Guest on Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:59 pm

More than two years after the sensational kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son, authorities finally made an arrest on September 19, 1934. On the 80th anniversary of the capture of Bruno Hauptmann, read how a New York City gas attendant and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s monetary policy contributed to the big break in the “crime of the century.”

Shortly before 10 a.m. on September 15, 1934, a dark blue Dodge sedan pulled up to the gasoline pumps at a Warner-Quinlan service station on Lexington Avenue in upper Manhattan. Manager Walter Lyle walked over to the car and filled it with five gallons of ethyl as the man behind the wheel requested. “That’s 98 cents,” the attendant told the driver, who reached into his inside coat pocket and pulled a $10 bill from a white envelope.

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Post by Cass on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:02 pm

Fascinating story and so tragic. I never liked Lindbergh but I did like his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh - her memoirs are very interesting and well written.

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Post by Cass on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:08 pm

Fascinating story and so tragic. I never liked Lindbergh but I did like his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh - her memoirs are very interesting and well written.

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