Times Past

June 8, 2013

The gangs of San Luis Obispo

Throughout most of the 1850s, what was then our tiny mission pueblo was under the control of a well-organized gang led by Irish immigrant Jackie Powers and a virulently anti-Norte Americano band of Californios led by Pío Linares and Joaquin Valenzuela.

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About Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.