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Billy Gohl

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Aaron Goings, "The Port of Missing Men: Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest" (U Washington Press, 2020)

New Books in the American West

In the early twentieth century so many dead bodies surfaced in the rivers around Aberdeen, Washington, that they were nicknamed the "floater fleet." When Billy Gohl (1873-1927), a powerful union official, was arrested for murder, local newspapers were quick to suggest that he was responsible for many of those deaths, perhaps even dozens--thus launching the legend of the Ghoul of Grays Harbor. More than a true-crime tale, The Port of Missing Men: Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2020) sheds light on the lives of workers who died tragically, illuminating the dehumanizing treatment of sailors and lumber workers and the heated clashes between pro- and anti-union forces. Goings investigates the creation of the myth, exploring how so many people were willing to believe such extraordinary stories about Gohl. He shares the story of a charismatic labor leader--the one man who could shut down the highly profitable Grays Harbor lumber trade--and provides an equally intriguing analysis of the human costs of the Pacific Northwest's early extraction economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-west

1hr 1min

2 Mar 2021

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Aaron Goings, "The Port of Missing Men: Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest" (U Washington Press, 2020)

New Books in History

In the early twentieth century so many dead bodies surfaced in the rivers around Aberdeen, Washington, that they were nicknamed the "floater fleet." When Billy Gohl (1873-1927), a powerful union official, was arrested for murder, local newspapers were quick to suggest that he was responsible for many of those deaths, perhaps even dozens--thus launching the legend of the Ghoul of Grays Harbor. More than a true-crime tale, The Port of Missing Men: Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2020) sheds light on the lives of workers who died tragically, illuminating the dehumanizing treatment of sailors and lumber workers and the heated clashes between pro- and anti-union forces. Goings investigates the creation of the myth, exploring how so many people were willing to believe such extraordinary stories about Gohl. He shares the story of a charismatic labor leader--the one man who could shut down the highly profitable Grays Harbor lumber trade--and provides an equally intriguing analysis of the human costs of the Pacific Northwest's early extraction economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 1min

2 Mar 2021

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Billy Gohl part 1

Little_blue And The Horrible Truth

A murderer/ local ghost 👻. (Its so short cuz its late and im a bit tired) the next episode will be longer.

2mins

27 Jan 2021

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S 2 Ep 3: Ghoul of Gray's Harbor/ Billy Gohl

The Serial Killer

Serial Killer in Aberdeen Washington Suspected of over a hundred murders--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jaks-shit/support

5mins

16 Jan 2020

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115. Billy Gohl

Seriemördarpodden

Billy Gohl flyttar först från Tyskland till Alaska och sedan till San Fransisco. Där får han sina första erfarenheter som våldsam hejduk för en fackförenings räkning, innan han till slut flyttar till Aberdeen och blir seriemördare.

50mins

14 May 2019

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Billy Gohl

Olympia Oddities

Today we take a dive into the life of Billy Gohl, a lesser known serial killer from Aberdeen. ft several pronunciations of the name Gohl, 1910 hot takes, Billy Montana, and Kirkland signature water. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/olympiaoddities/support

12mins

3 Apr 2019