#0245 Location of the Famous Mussel Slough Tragedy


#0245 Location of the Famous Mussel Slough Tragedy

Site information:

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

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Mussel Slough Tragedy

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.

Registered 9/28/1936