Jailhouse Stories From Early Pacific County

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 1902the 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."-- Amazon.com
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781467135290
Branch Call Number: 979.792 ST478J 2016
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Winters, Matt


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