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OPB will present Dundee program

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 | Written by Colin Staub

History — Infamous holdup over the Siskiyou Pass in 1923 the subject of Dundee Woman's Club event

The Dundee Woman’s Club will host a program this week detailing one of the most infamous train holdups in Oregon history.

“The Last Great Train Robbery,” an OPB Oregon Experience program, focuses on an attempted robbery of a Southern Pacific train on Oct. 11, 1923. The train was on its way over the Siskiyou Summit in southern Oregon and was rumored to be carrying a great deal of cash onboard.

But when the DeAutre­mont brothers decided to rob the train, everything went wrong. The events that turned an everyday robbery into what would go down in history as a legendary failure, will be examined in detail during the program in Dundee.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Historical Dundee Community Center Building at the corner of Highway 99W and 10th Street. The club will serve a light dinner at 6 p.m., an hour before the program begins.

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