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Name: Location of the Famous Mussel Slough Tragedy
Site Number: #245
Date Visited: 02/14/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 5839 14th Ave, Hanford, CA 93230
Coordinates: 36.3890038,-119.708982
Website: N/A

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