Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout

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Pretty Boy Floyd’s Hideout, a home at 6612 Edgevale in Armor Hills, was the home of Vivian Mathias, gangster Verne Miller’s girlfriend. It was where in June 1933, Miller and Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd planned their unsuccessful prison break for buddy Frank “Jelly” Nash who, along with two policemen, was shot to death during the attempt. Afterward, the men returned to the house where one of their men died in the attic. For a while, strange things were reported there, including noises from the attic, doors that wouldn’t stay shut (including the attic door) and attic lights that kept coming on. The house was blessed by a minister, and after that, the strange activity stopped.

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Geographic Information

6612 Edgevale Road
Kansas City, MO
United States

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39.0082499, -94.58721789999998
Jackson County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Mission Hills, KS (1.7 mi.)
Mission Woods, KS (2.2 mi.)
Westwood Hills, KS (2.4 mi.)
Fairway, KS (2.6 mi.)
Prairie Village, KS (2.7 mi.)
Westwood, KS (2.7 mi.)
Roeland Park, KS (3.1 mi.)
Leawood, KS (3.3 mi.)
Countryside, KS (3.7 mi.)
Mission, KS (3.9 mi.)


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