Unauthorized Dwellings 11

The Sacramento Squatter Riots were one of the more outrageous outcomes of squatting.

From a contemporary account:



     Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 20, 2019
     Category: Antisocial Activites | Buildings and Other Structures | Death | Unauthorized Dwellings | Nineteenth Century





Comments
The marker says cholera as a c.o.d., but the newsprint seems to point to acute lead poisoning as a more likely cause.
Posted by John on 12/20/19 at 11:24 AM
Time was compressed in 1850. He died 15 minutes after he was shot in August, which was November 27.
Posted by ges on 12/20/19 at 03:04 PM
This begins to explain California. Sacramento was a bunch of crazies back then, too.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/20/19 at 03:35 PM
The wiki page from the link has some more information about the incident, what led up to same, and the aftermath. The wiki page has a different take on the wounds suffered by the mayor which would explain his death timeline.
Posted by Steve E. on 12/20/19 at 06:56 PM









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