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First Judge in Tulare County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 36° 35.078 W 119° 27.483
11S E 280088 N 4051608
Quick Description: Walter Harvey was Tulare County's first judge.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2013 1:42:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMJDDW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
Poole's Ferry

Most important of Kings River's
earliest crossings, it was operated
from 1851 - 1857 by William Campbell
and John Poole 3 miles above this point.
The ferry and its trading post served
travelers and miners. In July, 1852, it
became the focus of violence when an
armed party led by Walter Harvey,
Tulare County's first judge, raided a
Choinumni Yokuts Indian Village. Yosemite
discoverer Major James D. Savage, famed
Indian trader and peacemaker, tried to
ease tensions but was shot and killed
by Harvey in an argument at the
trading post on Aug 16, 1852

FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: Not listed

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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