John Holmes and Thomas Thurmond we’re accused of kidnapping and killing the son of the Hart Department Store President. A mob took the two men and lynched then in Saint James Park. This was the last vigilante justice style lynching to ever occur in the state of California.
Currently, a historical marker indicates the site of the last lynching in California.
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I'm a Virginia historian and legal expert who is related to individuals who rode on the Mayflower ship, American founding father George Mason IV, three Union veterans from the U.S. Civil War, two of whom marched with General Sherman to Atlanta, two Confederate veterans, and President Theodore Roosevelt’s and Franklin Roosevelt’s family.
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