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A Daring Robbery


I ran across this little tale in the 1889 newspapers and thought I would share it. Today the town is normally quiet, but this tale is right out of an old western movie.

Florissant, a little city on the Colorado Midland railroad, in the western part of El Paso County,was the scene of a daring robbery. The post office, kept in the principal store of the place, Frank Castello being the postmaster and owner of the store. About 8 o'clock Monday evening while Mr. Castello and two clerks were alone in the store, three men entered, two of them had revolvers and the third a Winchester. The bandits d...

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