Outlaw Tales of Washington, 2nd: True Stories of the Evergreen State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

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Meet the most notorious Washingtonians who ever lived.Today known largely for its beauty, civility, and prosperity, Washington did, once upon a time, attract its share of no-good varmints and others living outside the law. Yet many of the outrageous stories from its past are not widely known. Now Outlaw Tales of Washington uncovers historically accurate tales of twenty of the most dramatic events, and the most daring and despicable desperados, in the history of the Evergreen State.Lawrence Kelly smuggled ...
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Overview

Meet the most notorious Washingtonians who ever lived.Today known largely for its beauty, civility, and prosperity, Washington did, once upon a time, attract its share of no-good varmints and others living outside the law. Yet many of the outrageous stories from its past are not widely known. Now Outlaw Tales of Washington uncovers historically accurate tales of twenty of the most dramatic events, and the most daring and despicable desperados, in the history of the Evergreen State.Lawrence Kelly smuggled everything from illegal immigrants to opium. The radical town of Home took .on the system—and took off its clothes. George Young was the ringleader of a gang of cattle rustlers. Bill Miner was the mastermind behind a series of train robberies. Della Totten and Hannah Beebe attacked a trespassing neighbor with an ax and rifle. All this and more is yours for the reading in this absorbing collection
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762760305
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Outlaw Tales Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,390,205
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Gibson of Kennewick, Washington, began a career as a freelancer writer when she researched place-name origins in eastern Washington. Her interest in history prompted her desire to bring to light the largely undocumented and unstudied outlaws of Washington.
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