Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13: DeAutremonts Hold Up the Southern Pacific

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The DeAutremont brothers were looking for a big score. They brought dynamite, guns and a getaway car. On October 11, 1923, at the summit of the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon, the three young men held up a passenger train, with disastrous consequences. Their rash actions resulted in the tragic deaths of three Southern Pacific trainmen and one U.S. Mail clerk, unleashing a public outcry that still rings through Oregon's history. In this riveting account, rail historian Scott Mangold draws on interviews, in-depth research and previously unpublished maps and photographs to document the events at Tunnel 13. Join Mangold as he chronicles the resulting four-year manhunt and eventual conviction of the DeAutremonts and provides insight into the lives derailed by the robbery's bitter legacy.
ISBN: 9781626193468
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oregon
Series: True Crime
Images: 104
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Although an Air Force veteran and a manager for most of his 35 year airline career, author Scott Mangold has always been more interested in trains than planes. Since moving to the Medford area, Scott has served on the Ashland Historic Railroad Museum Board and currently volunteers with the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
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