Outlaw Tales of Oregon: True Stories of the Beaver State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

Outlaw Tales of Oregon: True Stories of the Beaver State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

by Jim Yuskavitch

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Overview

Like any other state in the Wild West, Oregon has seen its share of prospectors, cattle ranchers, and saloons-along with the predictable accompaniment of robbers, rustlers, and con men. The state's last train robbery, poorly planned and executed by the inept DeAutremont brothers, left the perpetrators empty-handed and eventually earned all three life sentences. Notorious road agent Black Bart followed the gold dust trail from California up through Oregon, mining stagecoaches along the way. And violent criminal Carl Panzram escaped from an Oregon prison twice, only to become one of the nation's worst serial killers.

All this and more is yours for the reading in Outlaw Tales of Oregon, which introduces twelve of the most dramatic events, and the most daring and despicable desperados, in the history of the Beaver State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772636
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Series: Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,184,376
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jim Yuskavitch has worked as a freelance writer and photographer since 1993. His other books include Fishing Oregon and Mysteries and Legends of Oregon. He lives in Sisters, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction viii

The DeAutremont Brothers 1

The Prineville Vigilantes 15

Black Bart 30

Range Wars 41

Bill Miner 52

Harry Tracy and Dave Merrill 65

The McCartys 78

Dave Tucker 91

Hank Vaughan 100

Incident at Chinese Massacre Cove 112

Carl Panzram 121

The Triskett Gang 136

Bibliography 149

Index 153

About the Author 158

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