Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Olympic Club History Pub

Inconceivable! Cop Captures Train Robber; Then Spends Decades Helping Him: The Story of Roy Gardner & Louie Sonney

Olympic Club - Olympic Club Theater

6 pm doors, 7 pm program

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About Inconceivable! Cop Captures Train Robber; Then Spends Decades Helping Him: The Story of Roy Gardner & Louie Sonney

Inconceivable! Cop Captures Train Robber; Then Spends Decades Helping Him: The Story of Roy Gardner & Louie Sonney

Presented by Tim Hills, Historian

In June 1921, newspapers all over the nation were covering the crime spree of train robber Roy Gardner. On June 16, Louis Sonney, a local cop, arrested Roy in what is now McMenamins Olympic Club Hotel. And that was just the start of a long, strange saga for the two who became unlikely friends.

About Olympic Club History Pub

Olympic Club History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp