Another Note from Castañeda

Brothers Ray, Roy and Hugh DeAutremont tried holding up a Southern Pacific train near Ashland in 1923. They were captured four years later — one in the Philippines and the other two in Ohio.
Brothers Ray, Roy and Hugh DeAutremont tried holding up a Southern Pacific train near Ashland in 1923. They were captured four years later — one in the Philippines and the other two in Ohio.

Here is another note from Joseph Castañeda, a year ahead of me in high school and author of the book Project Joseph: Repairing Your Pain. He also has a new blog. I wrote about him and his book in June.

Love the blog, thanks for the great historical insights and oddities that always leave me smiling and wondering where in the heck you come up with this stuff! =)

I was digging around Salem this spring and found Salem’s original hang man’s tree (the stump, anyway). Here’s an interesting article on capital punishment from our city’s humble beginnings that I thought you might enjoy.

So where is the stump? I’ve asked him via Facebook and, once I hear back, will pass it on.

ajh

1. Sometimes he goes by the anglicized form Castaneda rather than Castañeda, but ever since learning a bit of Spanish in middle and high schools, I’ve fallen in love with the diacritical tilde. (I also love the umlaut. Yes, I am strange.)

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