New from History Press West: Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13

I consider the crime in which these brothers were involved among the most serious in the criminal annals of this state.

—Special Prosecutor George Neuner

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.

This October, History Press West looks forward to a new book by author Scott Mangold chronicling the Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13:

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

In this riveting account, rail historian Scott Mangold draws on interviews, in-depth research and previously unpublished maps and photographs to document the events at Tunnel 13.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.

Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13: DeAutremonts Hold Up the Southern Pacific by Scott Mangold will be available October 2013 from the History Press and Southern Oregon stores.

Watch Krystle Henderson’s News 10 interview with author Scott Mangold by following this link.

Related Posts:

Introducing Fremont Older & The 1916 San Francisco Bombing

Inside Oregon State Hospital with Diane Goeres-Gardner

About these ads
, , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 480 other followers

%d bloggers like this: