Murder on the Southern Pacific: An Oregon Experience
Monday, October 10 at 9 p.m.
On October 11, 1923, three brothers tried to rob a Southern Pacific train as it made its way over the Siskiyou Summit of southern Oregon. Before it was all over, four men would be dead and three men on the run. The event sparked the era’s largest manhunt and helped establish modern criminal forensics. The incident would be the basis of movies, songs, comic books, and even trading cards. This chronicle of Oregon’s most infamous train holdup examines the myths and mysteries still associated with the case.