Shootout on Pine Street : The Illinois Central Train Robbery and Aftermath
The Shootout on Pine Street had its origins in an Illinois train robbery on July 1, 1904. Harry Vaughn, William Morris and Albert Rosenaur carried out the vicious robbery before making their way to St. Louis. St. Louis was hosting the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition commonly called the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The Fair brought millions of visitors to St. Louis, leading the crafty Vaughn to surmise it would be the perfect place to hide out. Vaughn's decision would put him squarely up against St. Louis Chief of Detectives William Desmond and his able group of detectives. The result would be the deadliest shootout in St. Louis Police history followed by one of the most brazen prison breaks in Missouri history. This book examines the parallel careers of the St. Louis Police Officers and criminals leading to a collision course in a rooming house on Pine Street. The leader and only survivor of the shootout would meet his own violent end a year later. Read this detailed true crime account with more thrills than anything imagined in fiction.
- Paperback | 98 pages
- 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
- 27 Nov 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About MR Ken Zimmerman Jr
Ken Zimmerman Jr. is a married father of three, who lives in the St. Louis, MO Metro Area. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in History from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to these interests and genealogy, he is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in several other martial arts.