Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Squatters Riot
Hardin Bigelow, Mayor
J. W. Woodland, Assessor
Joseph McKinney, Sheriff
James Maloney, Squatter
Jesse Morgan, Squatter
Three Others, Squatter
Erected 1982 by New Helvetia Chapter No.5, E. Clampus Vitus, August 7, 1982.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1865.
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. Marker is mounted on the California Fruit Building facing J Street. Touch for map. 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 Pacific’s Other Big FourThe 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); Professor L.A. Lauriet's Assay Office (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.
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 Mesa, Arizona.
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