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The Squatters Riot

 
 
The Squatters Riot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. The Squatters Riot Marker
Inscription.  In the street, at the corner of Fourth and J, on Aug. 14, 1850, settlers were confronted by the Mayor and the Sheriff. The fatalities that day and the next ended
THE SQUATTERS RIOTS
[Column 1]
Hardin Bigelow, Mayor
J. W. Woodland, Assessor
Joseph McKinney, Sheriff

[Column 2]
James Maloney, Squatter
Jesse Morgan, Squatter
Three Others, Squatter
 
Erected 1982 by New Helvetia Chapter No.5, E. Clampus Vitus, August 7, 1982.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.943′ N, 121° 30.097′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from J Street near 4th Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the California Fruit Building facing J Street. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. George Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Central Pacificís Other Big Four (within shouting distance
The Squatters Riot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. The Squatters Riot Marker
of this marker); The Pony Express (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (about 800 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 800 feet away); Sacramento's Original Level (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Squatters Riots
Gold Rush newcomers are unhappy about Sutter's land titles and the result are the "Squatter's Riots. " The climax of these riots is a gun fight at the corner of 4th and J Streets in Sacramento. Victims of these riots include both the city's sheriff and mayor.
Source: Sacramento History Online – TimeLine 1850 (http://www.sacramentohistory.org/resources_timeline.html#4079)
    — Submitted December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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The California Fruit Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. The California Fruit Building
4th Street view of building. Marker is located on J Street side of building - off photo to the right
GovernmentNotable EventsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Hardin Bigelow Burial Site image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
4. Hardin Bigelow Burial Site
Sacramento City Cemetery
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Joseph H. McKinney Marker image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
5. Joseph H. McKinney Marker
Sheriff McKinney was originally buried at the New Helvetia Cemetery, but was later re-interred at East Lawn Memorial Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,104 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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