Manhunt: The Pursuit of Harry Tracy

Subject: History: U.S.: Washington State  
Grade Level:  High School & above
Catalog #  HIST25043
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Author: Bill Gulick
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As the twentieth century began, the American West was changing. Trolley cars wisked passengers around cities like Portland and Seattle. Telephones were becoming commonplace. The days of the horse were numbered. Even the old time outlaws like the James and Dalton gangs were gone. But just when folks thought the days of the Wild West were over, along came Harry Tracy--a new kind of badman--not a Jesse James--more like a protype for Clyde Barrow.
On June 9, 1902, Harry Tracy shot his way out of the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, killing three guards. This violent act started a two-month, two-state manhunt unique in Northwest criminal history. Bill Gulick, dean of Northwest history writers, uses the accounts of newspaper reporters who covered the chase, to paint fascinating portraits of Tracy and his pursuers. Gulick also tells the stories of the men and women of Oregon and Washington who became unwilling participants in the Tracy saga when the fugitive barged into their daily lives.

6 x 9, paperback, 250 pages, illustrated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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