Skip to comments.Armed citizens stop double bank robbery attempt in Kansas
Posted on 08/17/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT by 1pitech
Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on the Conscience of Kansas radio program KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM, discusses the societal changes since the days of the historical Dalton double bank robbery attempt in Coffeyville Kansas.
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Today, everyone would hit the floor , and tremble. But in those days we still were active in defending and living by the Constitution.
In those days you were not insured....if the money left the bank, the individual depositors were out....
There was a direct correlation....
Your darn right the depositors fought back......
Your darn right the depositors fought back......>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The Dalton Gang killed four defenders before they all were put down, a fact that is not spoken of much.There was a butchers bill paid , the cost of freedom. back then they would not let that risk back them down. Today? Well, its all duck and cover.
Pretty good story. I enjoyed hearing the speaker’s points. Thanks for posting it.
You are very welcome!
That is a great point. No FDIC.
Another little thing that irks me are the countless westerns where the townspeople are depicted as meek lambs who cower whenever a gang of bad guys show up. The incidents at Northfield and Coffeyville make it sound like Hollyweird might have been serving up a lot of bs concerning timid townfolk and tough gunmen. I would think many residents of western towns were Civil War vets. Just going out west at that time would mark you as a person with a lot of spunk. I doubt many westerners were shaking in their boots when the bad guys rode into town. They probably did what the people of Coffeyville and Northfield did: shoot the bad guys full of holes.
And don't forget the continual conflicts with the Indians. You were either tough, or you stayed back East.
Another possibility is that Bank robberies might not have been as common as we are led to believe
Thanks for posting that. I knew which event he was describing almost immediately, but he does a super job of putting it in historical context and comparing that to today.
It might not have gotten a movie, but it did get a song. The Eagles’ Doolin’ Dalton. I remember the line “two brothers lying dead in Coffeyville.”
I think you're correct. Movie and tv westerns made it seem like there were daily shootouts and bank robberies in those western towns while the facts say otherwise. I'd like to count the number of bad guys Marshal Dillon put in Boot Hill. "Gunsmoke" ran for about twenty years, so the number must be over 500. The real number of bad guys put down by the lawmen in Dodge probably was a minute fraction of that total.
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