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Rocklin talk to recall triple murder, vengeance against Chinese in 1877

02/13/2014 11:27 AM

02/13/2014 11:29 AM

A series of talks on Rocklin history continues Sunday with a presentation about the driving out of Chinese residents after a triple murder in the 1800s.

The murder of three people on Sept. 15, 1877, at the Ryan ranch near Loomis sparked retribution against residents of Rocklin’s Chinatown. Soon all Chinese residents had fled and their homes were flattened, according to the Rocklin Historical Society. It was the start of a wider spate of vengeance against Chinese residents in south Placer County.

Sierra College professor Dan De Foe will present a talk about those events at 2 p.m. Sunday in the old St. Mary’s Chapel, 5251 Front St., in Rocklin.

A donation of $10 is suggested to benefit a fund to reconstruct Rocklin’s original firehouse.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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Denny Walsh
Federal Court
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