The Rondout Train Robbery

The Rondout Train Robbery (HM10KL)

Location: Lake Bluff, IL 60044 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 16.808', W 87° 53.864'

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On June 12, 1924, the largest train robbery in U.S. history occurred near here. Bandits boarded the train in Chicago and forced postal clerks to surrender sacks containing more than two-million dollars in securities and cash. Local police apprehended the gunmen within a few days. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case and identified the masterminds, one of whom was a trusted employee of the postal service. Some of the loot was never recovered. In all, eight men were convicted in Federal court and sentenced within seven months of the robbery.
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HM NumberHM10KL
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByLibertyville / Mundelein Historical Society, Lake County Museum Association, Village of Green Oaks, The Illinois State Historical Society, and the Illinois Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 425978 N 4681270
Decimal Degrees42.28013333, -87.89773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.808', W 87° 53.864'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 48.48" N, 87° 53' 51.84" W
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Area Code(s)847, 224
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13620 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff IL 60044, US
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