Wheatland Hop Riot


Historic Marker #1003
Marker at Sixth and ‘A’ Streets, Wheatland

In 1913, two workers and two law enforcement officers, including the District Attorney of Yuba County, were killed in one of the most important and well known events in California labor history. The Wheatland Hops Riots occurred after workers complained about working conditions and the owner of the Durst Hop Ranch called authorities. The riot focused public opinion for the first time on the plight of farm workers and resulted in a federal investigation of farm working conditions and new regulations for providing basic housing and sanitary amenities. It was the first major farm labor confrontation in California, and a harbinger of things to come.


Wheatland Hop Riot
410-200 6th St.
Wheatland, CA 95692