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Julie Thompson to speak about the “Last Great Train Robbery” in Garrettsville


Mantua - The Rotary Club of Mantua would like to invite the public to meet, and listen to Julie Thompson speak of the 1935 “Last great train robbery” by Alvin “Creepy” Karpis  in Garrettsville, and how it relates to the first arrest made by J. Edgar Hoover, and catapulted Hoover and his G-Men into national prominence, and helped secure the school mascot name to the G-Men.  Karpis is known for using an airplane from Port Clinton to assist with his getaway.   Julie Thompson is also responsible for an Ohio historic plaque erected at the train depot in Garrettsville this spring.  This is a dinner event at the Hilltop Church in Mantua, and starts at 6:15pm, the cost is $8.00., and you must reregister for the dinner by June 20th, or you may skip the dinner and show up to hear Julie speak at 6:50pm for free.  To register for the dinner call:330-351-3035

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