Wheatland in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Durst Hop Ranch
Site of Wheatland Hop Riot
—August 3, 1913 —
Second major labor dispute in the U.S.A.
Initiated by the I.W.W. Labor movement.
Erected 1988 by Camp Far West Parlor No. 218 Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Wheatland Historical Society. (Marker Number 1003.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 0.76′ N, 121° 25.13′ W. Marker is in Wheatland, California, in Yuba County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and South A Street, on the right when traveling east on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheatland CA 95692, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson's Ranch (approx. ¼ mile away); Holland House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chinese Pyre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Union Shed (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sheridan Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Graham Hotel (approx. 6.8 miles away); Truckee Trail – To Johnson Ranch (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheatland.
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered
Regarding Durst Hop Ranch. The Wheatland Hop Riot was one of the most important and well-known events in California labor history. A bloody clash occurred at the Durst Ranch on August 3, 1913, climaxing growing tensions brought about by the difficult conditions farm laborers at the ranch endured. The riot resulted in four deaths and many injuries. It focused public opinion for the first time on the plight of California's agricultural laborers, and resulted in new state legislation to regulate labor camp conditions. A new State Commission on Immigration and Housing was created to help improve working conditions. Beyond that, the Wheatland Hop Riot was the first major farm labor confrontation in California and the harbinger of decades of attempts to organize or control agricultural labor.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Wheatland Hop Riot. (Submitted on August 20, 2008.)
2. Wheatland Historical Society. This will take you to photos of Hop Kilns and the riot. (Submitted on November 15, 2008.)
Categories. • Labor Unions • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,287 times since then. Last updated on July 19, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.