Sacramento Whiskers Club records
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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.
Collection is open for research.
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."
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.).
[Identification of item], Sacramento Whiskers Club records, MC 12, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.