Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wheatland Hop Riot of 1913

This August 3d is the centenary of the Wheatland Hop Riot, the first major agricultural labor confrontation in California.

Four died and many more were injured after a posse attacked a strike meeting in Yuba County. Two strike leaders convicted of being IWW members spent a decade in prison before being pardoned.

The Legacy of Wheatland

Photo from Hops of Wrath

Site information, Office of Historic Preservation:

NO. 1003 SITE OF THE WHEATLAND HOP RIOT OF 1913 - The Wheatland Hop Riot was one of the most important and well-known events in California labor history. A bloody clash occurred at the Durst Ranch on August 3, 1913, climaxing growing tensions brought about by the difficult conditions farm laborers at the ranch endured. The riot resulted in four deaths and many injuries. It focused public opinion for the first time on the plight of California's agricultural laborers, and resulted in new state legislation to regulate labor camp conditions. A new State Commission on Immigration and Housing was created to help improve working conditions. Beyond that, the Wheatland Hop Riot was the first major farm labor confrontation in California and the harbinger of decades of attempts to organize or control agricultural labor.
Location: Intersection of S 'A' St and 6th St, Wheatland

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our annual KDVS fundraiser show is 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 27th. Please tune in and support KDVS.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sigmund Klimchak knows the score. Tune in Saturday, March 30 for good stuff.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

International Nurses Day

Today is International Nurses Day, marking the contribution of nurses to our world. It's also the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820), who founded the profession during the Crimean War. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KDVS Fundraiser 2012

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