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Stick Em Up, the 1926 Campbell Bank Robbery

Stick Em Up, the 1926 Campbell Bank Robbery

History Happy Hour

Stick 'Em Up: The 1926 Campbell Bank Robbery

Friday, October 25



with Campbell Museum Researcher, David Blinn


In 1926, Campbell was shaken by a daring bank robbery that seemed straight out of fiction. A gang of robbers secretly hid inside the bank overnight. As dawn broke, they emerged, holding the bank manager at gunpoint to access the safe. Their brazen heist netted them over $2,200 in bills—a substantial sum for that era.

This true story of the 1926 Campbell bank robbery captivates us with its audacious plot, reminding us that sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.


About David Blinn

David Blinn is a retired lawyer and lifetime resident of Santa Clara County who fell in love with History at an early age when he got an old copy of "Ripley's Big Book of Believe it or Not" from his father. David also inherited his hoarding instinct from his father, but he claims only to the extent of his own comic book collection. He enjoys living in Downtown Campbell with his wife Kathryn, and is currently a volunteer researcher for the City of Campbell's History Museum.



This event occurs inside the Carriage House, next to the historic Ainsley House.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm.

Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

The presentation will begin at 6:00pm

· Seating is provided.

· This is an indoor event.

· Beverages & light appetizers will also be offered beginning at 5:30pm

· The Carriage House is the garage structure of the Ainsley House.

· Parking is available in the Museum /Library parking lot located at : 77 Harrison Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is VERY limited due to the ongoing construction of the Campbell Library and new Campbell Police Station. If parking cannot be found in the direct lot, there is street parking and public parking garages on 1st St and 4th St in downtown Campbell. Only a few blocks away.



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