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Near Hanford in Kings County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mussel Slough Tragedy
 
Mussel Slough Tragedy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
1. Mussel Slough Tragedy Marker
 
Inscription. Here on May 11, 1880, during a dispute over land titles between settlers and railroads. A fight broke out during which seven men lost lives -- two deputy U.S. Marshals and five ranchers. Legal struggle over titles finally compromised.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commision and base furnished by the Kings County Centennial Committee. (Marker Number 245.)
 
Location. 36° 23.35′ N, 119° 42.517′ W. Marker is near Hanford, California, in Kings County. Marker is on 14th Avenue north of Elder Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the east side of 14th Avenue, 350 yards (320 m) north of Elder Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5833 14th Avenue, Hanford CA 93230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Adobe de Los Robles Ranchos (approx. 7 miles away); Libby, McNeill and Libby Cannery (approx. 13.3 miles away); Selma (approx. 13.4 miles away); Frank Dusy (approx. 13.5 miles away); Groundwater Irrigation Beginnings (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Mussel Slough Tragedy. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.245 on September 28, 1936.
 
Mussel Slough Tragedy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
2. Mussel Slough Tragedy Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Tragedy at Mussel Slough. An article by Ruth Gomes published in The Hanford Sentinel, May 12, 1980 telling the story of the event and what lead up to it. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.) 
 
Veteran's Memorial Building, Hanford CA Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
3. Veteran's Memorial Building, Hanford CA
 
 
Court House, Hanford CA Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
4. Court House, Hanford CA
 
 
Old Jail @ Hanford CA Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
5. Old Jail @ Hanford CA
 
 
Town Clock, Hanford CA Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
6. Town Clock, Hanford CA
 
 
Carnegie Museum, Hanford CA Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, March 14, 2011
7. Carnegie Museum, Hanford CA
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 18, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Submission of the Carnegie Library, Courthouse and Old Jail markers as their own marker pages. • Can you help?
 
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