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The Kidnapping of Nell Donnelly

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The Kidnapping of Nell Donnelly

On the evening of December 16, 1931, Nell Donnelly left her office at the Nelly Don factory in downtown Kansas City and headed home in her 1928 Lincoln sedan driven by longtime chauffeur George Blair. Nell's Car Shortly after 6 p.m., Nell and George pulled up to the Donnelly home but the entrance to the driveway was blocked by another car. Mr. Blair sounded the horn and rolled the window down to ask the men in the unidentified vehicle to move. Suddenly three men stormed the Lincoln and overpowered Nell and George and forced them out to a remote farmhouse....

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