Murderous Intent? Long Beach – 1880’s to 1920, by Claudine Burnett

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murderous-intent-long-beachClaudine Burnett, local author, historian and retired librarian from the Long Beach Public Library will discuss her new book, Murderous Intent? Long Beach – 1880s-1920, on Saturday, August 15, 2009.

The Brewitt Neighborhood Library will host a lecture at 3:00 p.m. in  community room where Claudine Burnett will discuss her fascinating new book about Long Beach’s murderous past.  Concentrating on a span of years covering the 1880’s to 1920, Burnett has uncovered amazing true stories of death and murder:

  • The bandit Sylvestro Morales who robbed and murdered his way through the Southland in 1889 and his capture at the Rancho Los Alamitos.
  • Long Beach City Trustees hung in effigy and how their attempt to get rid of a local saloon in 1896 brought about the death of the city.
  • How the murder of a Long Beach policeman in 1912 led to additional tragedy and sorrow but also brought about the adoption of modern criminal investigation.  And more…

The Brewitt Neighborhood Library is located at 4036 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach.  For more information call 562-570-1040.

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