Caption: Trouble in Tulare -- A Railroad Monster on the Rampage

Source/Date: Wasp, September 18, 1880

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: Frederick Keller

Remarks: The Wasp's interpretation of the Mussel Slough gunfight between the Southern Pacific and farmers. Note the picture of Crocker on the drive wheel. The same interpretation is in Frank Norris, The Octopus. For a more balanced view see the discussion in Wikipedia and also William Deverell, Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910 (University of California, 1994).

Keywords: Crocker, Charles; Monopoly; Political influence; Farmers