The Chinese Massacre: Oct. 24, 1871 — Part 4

Oct. 26, 1871, Chinese Massacre

The New York Daily Tribune of Nov. 11, 1871, also carried an account of the massacre.

Chinese Massacre Part 1 | Part 2| Part 3

 

Wong Chin, a merchant, was the first victim of the hanging. He was led through the streets by two lusty Irishmen, who were cheered on by a crowd of men and grownup boys, mostly of Irish and Mexican birth. Several times the unfortunate faltered or attempted to extricate himself from the two brutes who were leading him, at which a half-drunken Mexican in his immediate rear would plunge the point of a large dirk-knife into his back.

Oct. 26, 1871, Chinese Massacre

Oct. 26, 1871, Chinese Massacre

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I work at the Los Angeles Times
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One Response to The Chinese Massacre: Oct. 24, 1871 — Part 4

  1. Sam Flowers says:

    Truly a dark page in L.A. history. Notice that the Vigilance Committee, which is generally now frowned upon, tries to break up the massacre.

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