• Gilbert Peter Gia deposited Tarred & Feathered, Vigilantism in 1890 on Humanities Commons 1 year ago

    In the summer of 1901 Mrs. George Hinkle entered a Bakersfield saloon to beg her husband to come home, and the next day when her neighbors found out he had beat her, Hinkle came close to being tar-and-feathered. It probably reminded Bakersfield of a similar incident that happened in May of 1890 when a lawyer was actually tarred and feathered.