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Site of the Wheatland Hop Riot of 1913
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 39° 00.765 W 121° 25.127
10S E 636899 N 4319381
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #1003
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 4:15:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM65PW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Wheatland Hop Riot was one of the most important and well-known events in California labor history. A bloody clash occurred at the Durst Ranch on August 3, 1913, climaxing growing tensions brought about by the difficult conditions farm laborers at the ranch endured. The riot resulted in four deaths and many injuries. It focused public opinion for the first time on the plight of California's agricultural laborers, and resulted in new state legislation to regulate labor camp conditions. A new State Commission on Immigration and Housing was created to help improve working conditions. Beyond that, the Wheatland Hop Riot was the first major farm labor confrontation in California and the harbinger of decades of attempts to organize or control agricultural labor.
Marker Number: 1,003.00

Marker Name: SITE OF THE WHEATLAND HOP RIOT OF 1913

County: Yuba

Location:
Intersection of S 'A' St and 6th St, Wheatland


Website: [Web Link]

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

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