4 edition of The Mussel Slough Tragedy found in the catalog.
The Mussel Slough Tragedy
by Kings River Press
Written in English
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The Mussel Slough Tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) that took place on , on a . The octopus, a story of California, Contributor Names Norris, Frank, - Mussel Slough Tragedy, Fiction Book/Printed Material.
Nominally, a fictional story of the disputes between a railroad and ranchers in California, it was actually a stern critique of the Central Pacific Railroad based on the famous "Mussel Slough Tragedy" where a shootout occurred between railroad men and citizens of a small California town. One of the earliest American novels in which the conflict is described between the Southern Pacific Railroad and the land seekers at Mussel Slough, California (the "Mussel Slough Tragedy" of , in which seven people were killed in a confrontation between homesteaders and railroad employees and marshals who were attempting to evict them - the same incident was the basis of .
And no matter how much attention Hollywood gives to the fight between the Earps and the Clantons, the Mussel Slough Tragedy, as it was known, . The Octopus itself was based on the Mussel Slough Tragedy of , which involved a bloody conflict between ranchers and law agents defending the Southern Pacific Railroad.
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The Mussel Slough Tragedy on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Mussel Slough TragedyFormat: Hardcover. The book title is "Sunset Limeted:The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, ". There is a chapter titled "Mussel Slough" and the quotation is taken from the first page of the chapter.
You can find this book on Google Books and access the particular chapter. I hope this helps. [JAMES LORIN BROWN]. THE MUSSEL SLOUGH TRAGEDY. Self-Published,USA.
First Edition. Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, in beige cloth boards, lightly sunned spine, tanned offset to pages from inserted informative 's newspaper clipping on the Mussel Slough Tragedy history, else pages are clean, bright and binding tight. This week on Valley Edition we look at both the fact and fiction of this often overlooked portion of our local history with Santa Clara University English professor Terry Beers, author of the book "Gunfight At Mussel Slough: Evolution of a Western Myth." In it Beers talks about how the truth of what happened on is significantly more complex than the conventional narrative, and how.
The Mussel Slough tragedy took place near Grangeville, California, on May 11th It killed more people than Tombstone's OK Corral gun battle or other civilian confrontations, and while it hasn't acquired that kind of lasting infamy, Mussel Slough was well-known in its day.4/5(2).
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Get this from a library. The Mussel Slough Tragedy. [James L Brown] -- Chronicles the birth of the Central Pacific railroad, the story of the settlers in the area, and the collision happened in between the railroad agents and the settles which was known as.
MUSSEL SLOUGH INCIDENTMUSSEL SLOUGH INCIDENT. Known locally as the Mussel Slough tragedy, an outbreak of gunfire inseven miles northwest of Hanford, California, brought to a head a long controversy between settlers on railroad lands and the Southern Pacific Company.
In the end, seven men were killed. Source for information on Mussel Slough Incident: Dictionary of American History. : The Mussel Slough Tragedy: Signed. First Edition. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Cover and edges shows shelf wear.
Few pages shows underlining. “Investigating the Mussel Slough Tragedy”, San Francisco Bulletin,p. Orsi, Sunset Limited, p. Stanford is quoted in Schwartz, From West to East, p. The presence of cattle ranchers as the original inhabitants in the area is discussed in Richard Brown, No Duty to Retreat and James Brown, Mussel Slough Tragedy.
Inthe Southern Pacific constructed a line west of Goshen through what was called the Mussel Slough country. Parenthetically, it may be noted that Mussel Slough was a natural water course that drained into Tulare Lake.
The whole district was named after Mussel Slough at that time and the site of the Mussel Slough Tragedy was actually. Like the tentacles of an octopus, the railroad in California reached out across the state, grasping everything of value in the state. Based on the bloody Mussel Slough Tragedy - a conflict between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad - The Octopus is a stunning novel chronicling the twilight of the frontier West.A depiction of the tensions between the railroad, the ranchers, and the.
The settlers of Mussel Slough had worked hard to make their farmland some of the best in Tulare County. They dug miles of irrigation ditches and built homes, barns and roads, turning arid ground into productive farmland.
By any measure they should have been rewarded for their hard work, but one day in May, reward turned to pain as farmers died. Continuing with the wild west history of California, I tracked down the location of the shootout at Mussel Slough.
About five miles to the northwest of Hanford, California, in Kings County you will find California Historical Landmark #, that is titled Location of. Book now at 24 restaurants near Mussel Slough Tragedy Historical Marker on OpenTable.
Explore reviews, photos & menus and find the perfect spot for any occasion. The Mussel Slough Tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) that took place onon a farm located miles (9 km) northwest of Hanford, California, in the central San Joaquin Valley, leaving seven people dead.
Frank Norris' novel, The Octopus: A Story of California, was inspired by this incident, as was W. Morrow's Seeking verisimilitude, he based the novel's plot on the Mussel Slough affair of the 's and 80's, a conflict over freight rates and land prices between the Southern Pacific Railroad and the wheat growers of California's San Joaquin Valley, which culminated in a bloody armed battle.
The Western View: The Mussel Slough Tragedy. Marker commemorating the tragedy at Mussel Slough, California. If you’ve wondered why the locus of the protest against high-speed rail is Kings County, the answer is, there’s history there, a history that makes us distrustful of anything associated with a railroad.
It goes all the way back to the. The Mussel Slough Tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) that took place onon a farm located miles (9 km) northwest of Hanford, California, in the central San Joaquin Valley, leaving seven people dead.
And the Hanford gunfight, known as the “Mussel Slough Tragedy,” altered American politics in ways that are still being felt. Southern Pacific Railroad opened its. Frank Norris based his novel The Octopus (A Story of California) on the Mussel Slough Tragedy ofa bloody conflict between ranchers and agents of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
The central issue was over the ownership of the ranches, which .Cultural Writing. Photography. One of the deadlier gunfights in the history of the West, the Mussel Slough tragedy has been the basis for several works of fiction. Editor Terry Beers has assembled selections from several Mussel Slough novels and writings by Ambrose Bierce, Charles Nordhoff, John Muir, and others alongside newspaper articles, song lyrics, photographs, and editorial cartoons 5/5(1).
The Octopus describes the raising of wheat in California, and conflict between the wheat growers and a railway company. Norris was inspired by role of the Southern Pacific Railroad in events surrounding the Mussel Slough Tragedy.
It depicts the tension between the corrupt railroad and the ranchers and the ranchers' League.5/5(5).