The Sonoma Gang 

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Ben Kelsey. Courtesy of Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Collection.
Nancy Kelsey. Courtesy of Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Collection.
Lewis Keysor (L.K.) Wood. Courtesy of Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Collection.
Clarissa Hanna Wood, wife of L.K. Wood. Courtesy of Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Collection.
Northwest side of Arcata Plaza, Odd Fellows celebration, April 26, 1870; the stables at the far right occupies the site of Ben and Nancy Kelsey’s erstwhile “mansion.” Courtesy of Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Collection.
Ki-we-lat-tah, or “Coonskin,” redrawn from a painting by Stephen William Shaw. From “The Argonauts of ‘Forty-Nine’” by David Rohrer Leeper
1) Site of Charles Stone & Andy Kelsey’s Ranch (Kelseyville). Route of the Kelsey-Smith raid: 2) Yountville; 3) Santa Rosa; 4) Sonoma; 5) Napa. 6) 'U.S.S. Savannah' & Calif. Supreme Court (San Francisco). 7) Route of 'Jacob M. Ryerson' to Humboldt Bay.
Map of Arcata holdings of many of the members of the Union Company, several of which were members of the murderous "Sonoma Gang." After a map by Susie Baker Fountain.
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Ki-we-lat-tah, or “Coonskin,” redrawn from a painting by Stephen William Shaw. From “The Argonauts of ‘Forty-Nine’” by David Rohrer Leeper

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