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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CALIFORNIA BAD GUYS IN 1868

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   2011

Those convicted of serious crimes throughout California after the American Civil War were sent to San Quentin penitentiary in Northern California. In some situations, it could take days to transport a prisoner to the institution. This 1971 clipping from the LA Herald Examiner gives an insight as to what might await a criminal there in 1868.
Image donated to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2011.

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