The Mussel Slough Chronicles – A California Tragedy

Posted by on July 6, 2021 in Plays

Unknown story, except for Hanford locals, where a gunfight in 1880 took the lives of eleven. Poor farmers, unfairly called sand-lappers, worked to make California Central Valley an agricultural mecca, what it is today. However, it came at a price. Trickery, thievery, railroad deception and corruption from railroad executives, and Leland Stanford minimizing the impact of these farmers, justice had to be sought. These hard working farmers developed a league to pool their finances to plead their case in court. However, the Railroad had other plans. Play in progress for the Kings County Historical Society and all Hanford history buffs. Play reading was posponed from May 9, 2020 due to the pandemic and is rescheduled for Fall 2021, in Hanford, California.

Commissioned play by the Kings County Historical Society