Outlaw Tales of Washington

Outlaw Tales of Washington

by Elizabeth Gibson
     
 

Outlaw Lawrence Kelly smuggled everything from illegal immigrants to opium. Della Totten and Hannah Beebe attacked a trespassing neighbor with an ax and rifle. George Young was the ringleader of a gang of cattle rustlers. Bill Miner was the mastermind behind a series of train robberies. All of these unsavory characters called the Evergreen State home at some point

Overview


Outlaw Lawrence Kelly smuggled everything from illegal immigrants to opium. Della Totten and Hannah Beebe attacked a trespassing neighbor with an ax and rifle. George Young was the ringleader of a gang of cattle rustlers. Bill Miner was the mastermind behind a series of train robberies. All of these unsavory characters called the Evergreen State home at some point in their lives.Because of its location - bordering Canada and the Pacific Ocean - Washington has attracted its share of no-good varmints and others living outside the law. Yet many of the outrageous stories from Washington's past are not widely known. Now Outlaw Tales of Washington uncovers historically accurate tales of some of the state's shadiest characters and most notorious crimes. Read all about them in this entertaining and absorbing collection. (6 x 9, 192 pages, b&w photos)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762711505
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.57(d)

Read an Excerpt


John Tornow was listening closely to the forest around him. Suddenly, the quiet was interrupted by some noises in the dense underbrush. Suddenly, a shot rang out, followed by more noise. Tornow thought someone was firing at him. He quickly stood up and looked around. He saw shadows moving in the brush and fired at them. After he fired once, the first shadow dropped. He fired again, and though he hit his mark, the second shadow still stood. He fired one more time, and the shadow fell to the ground. Feeling confident that the men were no longer a threat to him, Tornow went to have a closer look. What he saw astonished him.

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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