Crime On Rails: Murder In Lower 13

Nov 7, 2013

The famous robbery-turned-murder outside Ashland may be Oregon's most famous railroad crime story, but there are others. 

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Including the story of "Murder in Lower Birth 13," which is the title of a presentation on the 1943 crime, November 8th at the Ashland Library. 

Historians Larry Mullaly and Victoria Law join us to talk about the young navy bride, the brutal murder in the sleeping car, the black dining car attendant charged with the crime... and the way societal attitudes of the 1940s framed the proceedings.