Showing posts with label california history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label california history. Show all posts

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Greaser Law of 1855

During the last year we heard a lot about the State of Arizona and how bad they were for passing their current immigration laws. Throughout California there was a collective idea that this sort of law could not pass in California. This is unfortunately not altogether true.

In 1855, the California State Legislature passed what was known as the "Greaser Law of 1855." It allowed for the arrest and incarceration of those persons who were the issue of "Spanish and Indian blood." In the vernacular of today this person would be known primarily as Mexican. This was California State Statute number 175 and it was made when the State of California was but 5 years young.

They also passed some laws regarding regular stuff but this law always intrigued me, especially when all this Arizona bashing broke out. I am sure that this too shall pass in some manner.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The California Traveler, December 1968

The is California Traveler magazine #35. It was published in December 1968 in Volcano, California.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ventura County, California

Here's a few places from the county where I reside. For all those missing baseball, the kids, or home, this is for you!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Californian, March, 15, 1848

The Californian, March 15, 1848
The Californian was the first newspaper in California. It was first published in Monterey, California on August 15, 1846. The paper ceased its initial publication run at the end of May 1848, as the newspaper staff had allegedly departed en masse for the gold fields.