Days Gone By In Staunton
November 1, 2023
Thursday, May 31, 1923 -- BANDITS GET $55,000 IN DARING HOLDUP; KIDNAP STAUNTON POSTMASTER AND CLERK -- The even tremor of life on Saturday afternoon was given an abrupt jolt when at about 5:35 o'clock five men in a Cadillac touring car staged a spectacular hold-up and made their get-away with the payroll for the men employed at Mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co.
Postmaster Geo. A. Roberts had received word that a valuable package would come in on the Wabash train due here at the above time. Mr. Roberts was aware of the nature of the package's contents and asked Mr. C.R. Wall,...