Dillinger Days (SLIDESHOW) 

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Photos from the 22nd annual Dillinger Days event at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. The notorious bank robber John Dillinger also known as Public Enemy No. 1 and his gang were captured in Tucson in 1934, 82 years ago. 


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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger bursts out of the scene of a bank robbery firing off a shot closely followed by his gang during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. "The Hotel Congress Incident" or the reenactment of John Dillinger's capture is presented by HotshotPerformer.com and Hotel Congress.
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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger breaks a bottle of whiskey over cowboy Eddie McKechnie's head while Jerry Woods as gangster Harry Pierpont looks on during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Dillinger and the cowboy had a pistol twirling showdown that escalated into a four person fight.
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Heather Woods as Opal Long gives Jerry Woods as a detective a nugie as Opal and her gangster lover Russell Clark played by Rob Jensen are finally arrested during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Heather and Jerry Woods also star in the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros Wild West Stunt Shows at Trail Dust Town.
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Amos Carver lights up his pipe before the second showing of "The Hotel Congress Incident" during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Local photographer Thomas Burnley shows actor Jonathan Mincks a group photograph Burnley took of Mincks and a few other cast members at a previous Dillinger Days event during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Burnley has been a photographer for 20 years and frequently shoots weddings and family portraits and enjoys astrophotography. "I love doing photos - it's my passion," Burnley said.
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Audience members shield their faces from the sun with playbills during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. The majority of the play takes place in downtown Tucson in 1934 when the Old Pueblo was home to a mere 30,000 people.
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Rob Jensen as gangster Russell Clark delivers a beating to a mischievous cowboy played by Greg DeBenedetti during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger keeps law enforcement at bay with his pistol drawn and Mari Shryock as a hostage during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Rob Jensen as gangster Russell Clark climbs down a fire ladder in his underwear as Hotel Congress catches on fire during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Clark's insistence that the firemen go back into the rapidly burning building to retrieve his luggage (filled with ammo, machine guns and body armor) set off a chain of events that lead to Dillinger and his gang's recognition and capture in Tucson.
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Nick Severt as Officer Wilgus and Greg DeBenedetti as a detective rush off in search of medical attention after the detective was shot as John Dillinger made his getaway during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Wilgus bellowed to the detective as they were rushing away, "You've been shot by John Dillinger! This is the best day of your life!"
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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger rides away from the scene of a bank robbery while being chased by law enforcement during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Dominick Beaulieu, age 11, scrutinizes the ceiling of a 1923 Model T Ford owned by Scott Parsons on 5th Avenue outside of Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Dozens of vintage cars lined the streets surrounding Hotel Congress for Dillinger Days attendees to peruse.
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Lee MacDonald on cello, Will MacDonald on violin and Maria MacArthur on guitar play a jazz set as the Hot Club Juniors before the first reenactment show in 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. The trio have been students of Nick Coventry, violinist for the Hot Club, for the past five years and decided to create a band together.
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Donna Peterson, left, and Sue and David Allmendinger, center and right, smile as the Hot Club Juniors play a small set before the first reenactment show of the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. The Petersons and and the Allmendingers have dressed up and attended Dillinger Days for the past four years and also make the trip down to Tombstone from time to time.
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Nick Severt as Officer Wilgus points out clear evidence of a bank robbery in process to a dimwitted young cop played by Noah Woods during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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A detective played by Sixten Jordan points to John Dillinger as he makes his getaway amidst a firefight from a bank robbery during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger displays his gun spinning and flipping skills during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Jerry Woods as gangster Harry Pierpont pulls a gun on Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger while Clark Ray as gangster Charles Mackey counters during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Pierpont, known to be a bit of a hot head, didn't like the direction Dillinger was taking the gang and pulled the first pistol while Mackey stood by Dillinger's side and suggested dropping Pierpont from the gang.
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Nick Severt as Officer Wilgus reacts with horror as he realizes that John Dillinger and his gang are holding up the bank during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Clark Ray as gangster Charles Mackey fires a mean shot as Dillinger's gang makes a getaway after a bank robbery during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Eddie McKechnie as a mischievous cowboy suggests that Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger be a little more careful with his pistol as the cowboy is shown up by Dillinger in a pistol twirling showdown during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger sends a cowboy played by Eddie McKechnie reeling during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Rob Jensen as gangster Russell Clark hollers, "And who thought it would be a good idea to put a tree in the middle of a hotel lobby?" after a clumsy run in while Clark Ray as gangster Charles Mackey and Jerry Woods as gangster Harry Pierpont look on during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Noah Woods as a young cop runs to fetch detectives in a panic after realizing that John Dillinger is robbing another bank during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Rob Jensen as gangster Russell Clark, center, keeps police at bay while escaping from a bank robbery with Heather Woods as a hostage during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Actor Nick Severt explains to Jerry Woods as Harry Pierpont that his car needs an inspection sticker to be legal during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. Pierpont ultimately drove himself to the police station to purchase said sticker and was arrested in the lobby.
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Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger delivers a monologue to the audience as the show is broadcasted live by Cox Communications during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Saxon, age 12, and Bryce Posey, age 9, pose for a photo in jail along Toole Avenue during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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A doll leans on a vintage ford car along Toole Avenue during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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The annual Dillinger Days banners hang on the back patio of Hotel Congress during the 2016 installment of Dillinger Days on Saturday, Jan. 23.
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Rebecca Noble
Jonathan Mincks as John Dillinger bursts out of the scene of a bank robbery firing off a shot closely followed by his gang during 2016's installment of Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress on Saturday, Jan. 23. "The Hotel Congress Incident" or the reenactment of John Dillinger's capture is presented by HotshotPerformer.com and Hotel Congress.

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