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#90:  Fort Gunnybags

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Location:

S side of Sacramento between Davis and Front, San Francisco

37.794286,-122.398385

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This is the site of the headquarters of the Vigilance Committee of 1856. On June 21, 1856, Judge David S. Terry was arrested and confined in a cell. The committee, fearing that his friends might attempt to rescue him, decided to fortify the building with gunnysacks filled with sand.


From the plaque:

Fort Gunny-Bags was situated on this spot. Headquarters of the Vigilance Committee during the year 1856.



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