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#245:  Location of the Famous Mussel Slough Tragedy

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Location:

5833 14th Ave, between Everett and Elder Aves, 1.5 mi SE of Hardwick

36.388801,-119.708867

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Here on May 11, 1880, during a dispute over land titles between settlers and railroad, a fight broke out during which seven men lost lives - two deputy U.S. marshals and five ranchers. Legal struggle over titles finally compromised.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission, base furnished by Kings County Centennials Committee. Dedicated February 4, 1950.



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