Sources: Shakedown in Reno Escalates (Part 1)

Nevada State Journal, “‘Shakedown Racket’ Said Cause of Bank Club Shooting Affair,” Oct. 31, 1944.

Nevada State Journal, “File Murder Charge Here on Blackman,” Nov. 4, 1944.

Nevada State Journal, “Blackman Must Stand Trial of James Lannigan in Gambling Club,” Nov. 29, 1944.

Nevada State Journal, “Blackman Posts $10,000 Bail,” Nov. 30, 1944.

Nevada State Journal, “Trial May Reveal Long Crime Trail,” April 11, 1945.

Nevada State Journal, “Dead Man on Trial in Blackman Case,” April 12, 1945.

Nevada State Journal, “Blackman Relates Fear of Lannigan,” April 14, 1945.

Nevada State Journal, “Jepson Will Ask What Lay Behind’s Lannigan’s Threat,” April 14, 1945.

Nevada State Journal, “Blackman Goes Free as Murder Trial Ends,” April 18, 1945.

Reno Evening Gazette, “Man Dead From Wounds After Dispute,” Oct. 30, 1944.

Reno Evening Gazette, “Investigation of Shooting Continues,” Oct. 31, 1944.

Reno Evening Gazette, “Lannigan Inquest is Set for Friday,” Nov. 1, 1944.

Reno Evening Gazette, “Inquest is Held in Lannigan Case,” Nov. 4, 1944.