California Landmarks in Kings County

California Landmark 245
Mussel Slough Tragedy
5833 14th Avenue Between Everett and Elder
Southeast of Hardwick

California Landmark 245: Mussel Slough Tragedy
California Landmark 245: Mussel Slough Tragedy

24 June 2006
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Mussel Slough Tragedy

Here on May 11, 1880, during a dispute over land titles between settlers and railroad, a fight broke out during which seven men lost lives -- two deputy U.S. marshals and five ranchers. The legal struggle over titles was finally settled by a compromise.

State Registered Landmark No. 245

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Kings County Centennials Committee.
Dedicated February 4, 1950

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