Pete Kelley will be speaking about his new book, The Quick and the Dead—Resistance, Banditry and Vigilance Revisited.
Between May 15 and and June 28, 1858, seven Californios were hanged by vigilantes at the San Luis Obispo Mission. Another Californio, Pio Linares, was hunted down and shot by the same vigilante posse. Previously citizens of Mexico, these men were all Americans when their “necks were stretched.” The “official story” is that the vigilantes rid the county of “murderous bandits,” the so-called Powers-Linares Gang. But there’s more!
Friday, May 5 at 5:30 pm
Taking place via Zoom
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