Historical Marker to Commemorate Oregon’s Dark Moment in History

There is a dark moment of history in Oregon that not everyone knows about. The state was the home to a lynching in 1902. Alonzo Tucker was a boxer and owned a small gym in the town, and was accused of attacking a woman in Coos Bay. Without a trial a mob shot, and then hung him from the South Marshfield Bridge in Coos Bay.

The Oregon Remembrance Project collected soil samples at the site where he was killed, and this summer a historical marker will be installed June 19th outside of the Coos History Museum.




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