PRODIGAL SONS: The Adventures of Christoper Evans and John Sontag.
Edition: Reprint (originally published in 1951.)
Fresno, CA: California History Books, (1973.) dj. Hardcover - Authoritative account of the escapades of Evans and Sontag, "accused, but never convicted, of being mail train robbers in the days of Wells Fargo Express. . . Were they heroes, villains or ordinary citizens catapulted into sudden strife by forces they could neither understand nor control?" Sontag's daughter provided much of the background of the family history in the book. Set in California's San Joaquim Valley, this tells of of life in those towns - Modesto, Visalia, Pixley - as well as how Evans and Sontag came to be the most wanted men in California in 1893, the focus of a state-wide manhunt involving a U.S. marshal, Apache trackers, and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Photographs, notes. 435 pp.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket.