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Sacramento Whiskers Club records
MC 12  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
    Title: Sacramento Whiskers Club records
    Identifier/Call Number: MC 12
    Physical Description: .1 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1923
    Abstract: This collection contains various documents pertaining to the Sacramento Whiskers Club in the form of meeting minutes, letters, a roster, and a proclamation. The Sacramento Whiskers Club formed in 1922 for the purpose of commemorating the California Gold Rush.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Historical Note

    The Sacramento Whiskers Club formed in 1922 for the purpose of commemorating the California Gold Rush. Its members, called Whiskerinos, assumed the appearance of gold rush miners, donning period costume and growing luxuriant beards. The Whiskerinos were actively involved in Sacramento's "Days of '49," a week-long celebration of the Gold Rush that was held May 23-28, 1922. Although they dispersed shortly afterward, they came together briefly early the next year to celebrate Gold Discovery Day (January 24). Clyde L. Seavey held the distinction of being both Sacramento's first city manager and "Grand Chief Whiskerino of Camp '49 and the World."

    Scope and Contents

    This small collection includes a proclamation typed on "Days of '49" letterhead and signed by Clyde L. Seavey, commanding the Whiskers club members in Sacramento and Oak Park to participate in the 1923 Gold Discovery Day parade, meeting minutes (1922), letters written by Mr. Seavey (1923), and a roster of Whiskers Club committee members (n.d.).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sacramento Whiskers Club records, MC 12, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.