June Events: Robert Semple and the Bear Flag Revolt

CA poppy real close Born in Kentucky, Robert Semple apprenticed as a printer and somehow learned enough about dentistry to practice. In 1845, aged 39 and widowed, he joined a group of ten adventurous men journeying to California by mule pack train, Continue reading June Events: Robert Semple and the Bear Flag Revolt

June Events: The Bear Flag Revolt, 1846

Bear FlagThe Bear Flag Revolt was a short-lived, quasi-military action in northern California. It began when a group of anxious American immigrants decided to start an armed insurrection against California’s Mexican Continue reading June Events: The Bear Flag Revolt, 1846