Item 371N1116 - William Edward Hickman and Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane

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371N1116

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William Edward Hickman and Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane

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  • 1927-12 (Creation)

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Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 4.75 x 6.75 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph showing William Edward Hickman (right) and Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane (left, in background) in December 1927. Hickman, who was wanted in the mid-December murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker in Los Angeles, was captured by Gurdane and state traffic officer Buck Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. Hickman was subsequently extradited to California, where he was tried and convicted in early 1928. He was executed in October 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of several, including image Nos. 371N3579 and 371N3581, that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 26, 1927, under the headline "Hickman Started On Return to Scene of Atrocious Crime.” This photograph had the caption “Hickman and Police Chief Gurdane.” The photographs accompanied a story titled "Hickman in California; Calm Again." Also see image Nos. 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3579, 371N3580, 371N3580A, 371N3581, 371N3590, and 373G0076. Image note: The text “Hiekman + Gurdane” (sic) is written on the negative and is visible at the top of the image.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N1116

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3cecfc7b-e89e-4ad3-82d1-2c6a2e4a1303-371N1116.jpg

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