This Day in History: 1939-03-11

Two men conducted an armed robbery at night at James F. Laurance’s store and post office in Bolgart. One man was apprehended at the scene, and the other, who escaped the scene, was later captured. After much publicity in the newspapers, the two men were tried and given prison sentences.

Daily news, 11 Mar. 1939, p.2 (photo); 13 Mar. 1939, p.1 (photos); 23 Mar. 1939, p.13; 8 April 1939, p.8.