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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ U.S. NATIONAL BANK

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First National Bank today; also known as Oregon Pioneer Savings Landmark Building is located at 401 SW Fifth Avenue.

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OUTLAWS’ BELONGINGS TO BE AUCTIONED

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Legendary outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

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Parker’s Colt .38 snub-nose detective special, left, was found taped to her
inside thigh with white medical tape after she was shot dead
. Barrow’s Colt
.45,
right, was recovered post-mortem from his waistband.


(AP) – She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber
pistol from the same maker.

But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie
Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers.

After the duo was dead, authorities recovered the revolver Bonnie had secured
to an inner thigh with white medical tape.
They also seized the handgun Clyde
had tucked into his waistband.

Nearly 80 years later, those guns and other items connected to the infamous
gangsters will be going up for auction in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. An auction
official estimated Thursday that each Bonnie and Clyde weapon could bring
between $100,000 and $200,000.

"They were pretty famous in their moment and I think that’s lasted through time,"
said Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction in Amherst, N.H.

Besides the guns, other items Livingston’s company will auction include a gold
pocket watch Clyde was wearing when he died, and a cosmetics case Bonnie
was using to carry lipstick, Coty face powder and a powder puff. The brown
leatherette box was inside the Ford automobile the gangsters were riding in
when a posse of lawmen riddled it with bullets on a Louisiana road (below).


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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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HARRISON FORD IS 70 TODAY

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Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois. His career has spanned six
decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters Star Wars
trilogy, the Indiana Jones film series. Five of his films have been inducted
into the National Film Registry. In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire‘s
"The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

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Harrison Ford & Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones
and the Temple of
Doom, 1984

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