Near Hanford in Kings County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mussel Slough Tragedy
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commision and base furnished by the Kings County Centennial Committee. (Marker Number 245.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
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 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Adobe de Los Robles Ranchos (approx. 7 miles away); The Historic Kingsburg Jail (approx. 12.3 miles away); Fred French (approx. 12.3 miles away); George Boyle (approx. 12.3 The History of the Town Kingsburg (approx. 12.4 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).
Regarding Mussel Slough Tragedy. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.245 on September 28, 1936.
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.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. This page has been viewed 1,536 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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