Wicked Jurupa Valley: Murder & Misdeeds in Rural Southern California [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders--a horrible 1928 national news story that inspired the 2008 movie The Changeling from director Clint Eastwood--are only the most infamous despicable deeds that have bloodstained the rural countryside between Riverside City and the San Bernardino County line. Jurupa Valley has been a region of dark doings and scandalous misdeeds for generations. The city of Jurupa Valley was formed in 2011 from the area's smaller communities, including Wineville (renamed Mira Loma to escape the ...
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Wicked Jurupa Valley: Murder & Misdeeds in Rural Southern California

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Overview

The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders--a horrible 1928 national news story that inspired the 2008 movie The Changeling from director Clint Eastwood--are only the most infamous despicable deeds that have bloodstained the rural countryside between Riverside City and the San Bernardino County line. Jurupa Valley has been a region of dark doings and scandalous misdeeds for generations. The city of Jurupa Valley was formed in 2011 from the area's smaller communities, including Wineville (renamed Mira Loma to escape the shame), Pedley and Rubidoux. Buried in its landscape are salacious sagas of unchecked bootlegging, payday orgies and gruesome murders. Author Kim Jarrell Johnson digs deep to disinter the unsavory stories that have traditionally marked her home city as a resting place of enduring infamy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014604932
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Series: Wicked , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kim Jarrell Johnson is a lifelong resident of Jurupa Valley. She has written two books on the history of the Jurupa area: Jurupa and Rubidoux, and she coauthored Riverside's Mission Inn with Steve Lech. She writes a regular weekly history column for the Riverside County Record newspaper. A graduate of the University of California, Riverside, she went on to receive a master's degree in public administration at California State University, Fullerton. Kim lives in the Indian Hills area of Jurupa Valley with her husband of over twenty-five years, whom she first met in chemistry class at Rubidoux High School, and their two daughters.
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