In the early hours of March 24th 1877, a mob of angry settlers set fire to Thomas More’s barn and shot him over 11 times. Motivated by a passionate battle over land ownership and water rights turned deadly, news of his murder rippled through California. Amid the rubble of lies, perjuries, briberies,and omissions in the historical record, there are puzzles regarding his death that remain forever unsolved. His story stands today as a warning about the strong emotions unleashed over limited natural resources.
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