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Restoration hopes for bank targeted by infamous bank robbers


March 27, 2019

BOLEY, Okla. (AP) — A building in central Oklahoma connected to one of the most infamous bank robbers of the 20th century could soon be restored, the founder of a historical preservation nonprofit said.

In November 1932, three members of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd's gang tried but failed to rob the Farmers and Merchants Bank in the all-black town of Boley, the largest black town in the state, according to Andre Head, CEO of Coltrane Group. Two gang members were killed and the third was sentenced to prison.

"Pretty Boy Floyd told them: 'Do not rob that bank, there's no money there and plus...

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