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1970 Press Photo Charles Costa Detroit MI slumlord rats

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Caption: Detroit, March 6, 1970--Speaking Of Rodents--Charles C. Costa, a Detroit slum landlord has a new answer to an old problem. He's offering a bounty of 20 cents for each dead rat brought to his office and is putting up $500 to cover the first 2,500 "Detroit rats".

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