Bombing at Dixon Home

On May 19, 1960, Beale Dixon’s home and car were bombed with dynamite. He told The Oregonian, “I just have no idea who would be wanting to do such a thing….” but many wondered if it was connected to a labor strike at the Tillamook cheese factory a year earlier that didn’t conclude until Oregon’s governor got involved. The Teamsters strike gained national attention. A few years later, Dixon’s mailbox was blown up during the Cheese War. In both cases, no one was arrested. Here’s the 1960 article from Tillamook’s Headlight-Herald on May 19.

In 1960, Beale Dixon’s home and car were damaged by dynamite. It occurred one year after a bitter Teamsters strike.