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Vigilante Committees in 1850's California

Aug 20 2017
Venue: Benicia State Capitol, 115 West G Street, Benicia
707-745-3670

 

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!

 



 

Join us for the following

great Chamber events!

 

DECEMBER 14

Holiday Business After Hours

 

JANUARY 26, 2018

Installation of Officers Dinner & Business of the Year Awards