Oregon Experience

Fern Hobbs and the Snake River Showdown

Season 14 Episode 1401 | 30m Video has closed captioning.

On New Year's Day 1914, Governor Oswald West sent his private secretary to shut down a lawless town on the Snake River and close the saloons. What unfolded became one of the most bizarre chapters in Oregon history.

Aired: 10/21/19

Rating: NR

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