While leaving a movie theater on the evening of July 22, 1934, Dillinger was surrounded by federal agents and, allegedly armed and fleeing into a nearby alley, was fired upon.
He was pronounced dead later that night at a hospital.
Bonnie and Clyde dominated headlines during the same era, as their violent, cross-country crime spree included stick-ups at various banks. Perhaps the most notorious of the Depression-era gangsters, Dillinger spent a good portion of the early 1930s leading law enforcement on a series of fruitless leads and narrow misses, until authorities got a tip — courtesy of a brothel’s madam — that Dillinger was staying in Chicago.
You won’t find flashy bowling promotions or modern conveniences here, as things are still pretty much the same as they were over a century ago.
The walls are decked with memorabilia dating back to 1910s.
Holler House is a tavern located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the two bowling lanes in the basement have a special claim to fame.
They are the oldest sanctioned lanes in the country, making Holler House the first bowling alley in the United States, a fact that has been confirmed by the United States Bowling Congress.