Jailhouse Stories from Early Pacific County

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Hangings, lynchings and jail breaks are long forgotten in Pacific County, where tourists flock to quaint attractions every season. But back in the early days, when the first jailhouse was built, this was a rough, rustic setting. Popular cannery worker Lum You was hanged here in 1902—the only legal execution in county history. Industrious smugglers and creative entrepreneurs outwitted state-sanctioned prohibition measures, though some still did time in the jailhouse. Historian Sydney Stevens presents a collection of tales culled from a forgotten prison record book. Opium fiends, thieves, military deserters and even wayward girls jailed for incorrigible acts are brought out of the shadows of a wilderness long gone.
ISBN: 9781467135290
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Washington
Series: True Crime
Images: 69
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author and historian Sydney Stevens is a fourth-generation Oysterville resident. During her thirty-nine-year career as an elementary teacher, she wrote social studies texts and local history books. She has devoted herself to the research and publication of regional history, especially the stories of previous generations.
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