Time is TBD | Hanford Multicultural Theater Company

The Mussel Slough - A California Tragedy

See the history of Hanford in play form of the famous Mussel Slough Tragedy that charged rail road corporate with greed and ruined lives.

Time & Location

Time is TBD
Hanford Multicultural Theater Company, 14060 Hackett Street, Hanford, CA, USA

About the Event

The day was May 11, 1880 when the marshall was sent to remove farmers from their land. The farmers were promised good prices for farming and irrigating the land. When they completed that, the railroad changed the price of the land to ten times more than the farmers expected. The farmers sued for fair prices, but the railroad was selling the land from under them without waiting for the court appeals. Then someone shot, and hell broke lose. Seven were now dead. Silvia Gonzalez S. writes the story in play form. This is a staged reading to invite the audience in the creative process. ((Only 80 tickets can be sold for this event))

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