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A Daring Hold-Up

Crawford Black Murderously Assaulted Near Hollidaysburg

Editor’s Note: This article is from the front page of the Aug. 5, 1897, edition of the Herald. Publisher’s Assistant Lugene Shelly, who assembles the Years Ago excerpts, thought readers would find it interesting, but it was too lengthy for the Years Ago column. Lugene typed the article out for the Herald to reprint in full.

Before the close of the dinner hour Thursday last the citizens of Hollidaysburg were indignantly terrified by the announcement of the perpetration of a daring outrage and audacious attempt to murder and rob a Blair county citizen at high noon on the public highway, almost w...


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