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Tucson, Arizona: Gum Chewed by John Dillinger

Most popular item in the Coit Museum of Pharmacy. When Public Enemy No. 1 was on the lam in Tucson, he'd chew gum at a drug store and stick the wads under the lunch counter. They were saved in a jar after his arrest.

Coit Museum of Pharmacy

1697-1659 E. Drachman St., Tucson, AZ
Coit Museum of Pharmacy. In Room 260 of the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center. Museum parking is on the north side of the building, on the north side of Drachman St. just east of its intersection with Cherry Ave.
M-F 8-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Gum Chewed by John Dillinger

Unless someone shows you where it is, the gum is not easily found. You also have to call for an appointment to visit the museum: 520-626-1042. We got lucky and the custodian was walking by and actually showed us around. He says he's been looking for the gum and has yet to find it.

[Tania, 03/23/2024]

Coit Museum of Pharmacy - jar of saved gum.

Gum Chewed by John Dillinger

The Coit Museum of Pharmacy is small, but well organized and full of historic pieces. There is an apothecary room, interactive videos, and more mortar and pestles than you can believe. The chewing gum is not labeled as such but the students were happy to help direct me to it.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 12/17/2022]

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