Murder & Mayhem in Central Washington

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Crime ran rampant at the turn of the twentieth century across Central Washington, from jail breaks, lethal bootleggers and assassinations in Kittitas County to shootouts and burglaries in Benton County. In Zillah, the Dymond Brothers Gang were known for stealing horses between prison stints. In Yakima, residents reeled in shock over the premeditated killing of a gambler, a riot and the discovery that a respected brewer had committed murder. Through it all, sheriffs like Jasper Day tried to keep the peace with mixed success. Author Ellen Allmendinger recounts the tales that once made this the roughest region of the Pacific Northwest.
ISBN: 9781467148139
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Washington
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 45
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ellen Allmendinger lives in Yakima, Washington, with her son, Zakary. This is her second book. Along with sharing local history, Ellen also leads historical walking tours in downtown Yakima, Tahoma Cemetery and other locations. She has given numerous presentations on various Yakima Valley history topics at public and private events, conferences, organizations, clubs and community gatherings. She can often be found researching at various libraries, museums, archives and historical locations.
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