The first quarterly meeting for the Hancock County Historical Society will be on
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the former Carthage Senior Citizens building on Main Street
in Carthage, IL. The program will begin at 7 PM and will be presented by Don Gee, Vice
President for Hancock County Historical Society. If you have an interest in the Wild West
and bank robberies in Hancock County in the 1930’s, come hear Don discuss “Banks,
Bandits and Posses”.
Don did research on this topic at the request of patrons wanting to know the connection of Hancock County’s Wild West action and Chicago gangs. The audience will learn about the bank robberies from November 1933 to May 1934 in Hancock County; ties to the Chicago gang members called the “42” gang; the people involved and how they were caught. Several banks in Hancock County were targets during this time; i.e. Burnside and Nauvoo Banks.
The Public is invited to attend this free program presented by the Hancock County Historical Society. For further information you may contact HCHS at 217-357-0043.