Benicia Chamber of Commerce
Benicia, CA 94510
9am - 5pm
Vigilante Committees in 1850's CaliforniaAug 20 2017
2 p.m. at the Benicia Capitol
January 1848, gold was discoverd in California and 'the world rushed in.' San Francisco and the gold fields soon became lawless places. Private citizens joined together for form "gigilante committees" to bring order to the chaos. Their methods were direct, and some say illegal!
Steve Beck, Chief Historian at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, will unravel the stories.
To add to the historic feel, the Faulkner's California Trio will perform early Californis Music/songs. Free presentation with refreshments!