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Crime On Rails: Murder In Lower 13

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

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.

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.