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The manhunt with bloodhounds in Salem, Oregon, the day after Harry Tracy escaped from the Oregon State Penitentiary.

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Harry Tracy

Historian Jim Dullenty said almost everything written about Harry Tracy is malarkey. A 1982 movie about Tracy billed him as the “Last of the Wild Bunch” and featured him as a train robber. Except for Tracy’s name, that movie is malarkey.

The 1895 Wisconsin census places him in Chittamo as a bachelor neighbor to his mother. In the late summer of 1895, he became an outlaw when he stole $2 from a fellow threshing crew member in Dakota territory.

Harry Severns "Harry Tracy" (copy)

Harry Severns, or Harry Tracy, is pictured in an Oregon State Penitentiary booking in 1901.



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