South Dakota Trust Co. President Pierce H. McDowell III
Pierce H. McDowell III, president of South Dakota Trust Co., in his office in Sioux Falls. The newspaper clipping is from March 1934, when a notorious gang robbed the local Security National Bank. McDowell's grandfather worked as a trust officer at the bank. According to family lore, during the holdup, Baby Face Nelson poked a Thompson machine gun in his grandfather's belly.