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– First Tuesdays Pub Talk – Murder in Lower Berth 13: A Wartime Episode

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



January 23, 1943, a young Virginia bride was stabbed to death in a Southern Pacific sleeping car near Tangent, Oregon. Author and Historian Larry Mullaly is the guest speaker at the First Tuesdays Pub Talk, March 5, 7:00 p.m., upstairs at the Four Daughters Irish Pub, 126 West Main. In an interview about this murder, Mullaly said “This was probably the most widely publicized railroad murder of the century,” and added, “The case smacked of racism, shoddy and questionable police work, and a trial that was anything but fair and open.” Larry will review the details surrounding the death of this young woman, and the fairness of the trial of the man convicted of the murder. What are the circumstances surrounding this crime? Was the 20-year-old black railroad cook charged with the murder guilty? Or was he innocent? This is a case that continues to baffle crime scholars today!

First Tuesdays Pub Talks are free monthly historical talks sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, held upstairs at the Four Daughters Irish Pub, 126 West Main, the first Tuesday of the month. Talks begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour, with ample time for questions and discussion afterwards


March 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Four Daughters Irish Pub
126 W Main St
Medford, OR
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