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Victims of the Code, Duels and Duelists of Early California

Benicia Capitol SHP 115 West G Street, Benicia

A discussion of dueling in California from 1847 to 1861. Why people dueled, who was dueling, and how one was supposed to fight a duel. Also discuss the legal history of dueling, why it eventually died out, and how to cheat.


Mark Twain’s Lake Tahoe Claim Adventure

Donner Memorial State Park 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

Sierra State Parks Foundation, Cooperating Association for Donner Memorial State Park, hosts a monthly Sierra Speaker Series which connects folks to the rich cultural and natural history of the area. Join us on June 18th at Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center to learn about Mark Twain's history with the Lake Tahoe area! Doors open …


The Partners and Volunteers of Monterey State Historic Park

Monterey State Historic Park 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey

Come explore Monterey State Historic Park on an hour-long guided history walk. We’ll learn the many ways that park partners and volunteers help to enhance our visitors’ experience while strolling past some of California’s most historic sites. Begin at the historic Custom House adjacent to Fishermen’s Wharf, downtown Monterey. Easy walk - approx. 0.5 miles.Type: …