Americana: Bank Deposit

D.B. Cooper, where are you now?

We're looking for you high and low.

With your pleasant smile,

And your dropout style,

D.B. Cooper, where did you go?*

That question has also been asked by FBI agents, ever since D.B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 in 1971, extorted $200,000 and four parachutes from Northwest Airlines, and bailed out at 7,000 ft. over rolling wooded hills near La Center in the state of Washington. No trace was ever found of the ransom or Cooper, who soon became a local folk hero.

Then last week eight-year-old Brian Ingram dug a dozen packets of weathered $20 bills from a bank of...

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