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California Ranger Badge
California Ranger Badge
Item #M186
On May 17,1853 the California legislature created the California Rangers in response to the murderous rampages of the bandit Joaquin Murrieta. A young Dragoon named Harry Love was given the rank of Captain and put in command of a force of 26 men. For the next few months they pursued Joaquin Murrieta and his second in command Three-Fingered Jack. On the 25th of July the Rangers caught up with the gang and killed both Murrieta and Three-Fingered Jack. They removed Jacks hand and Murrieta's head and placed them in jars of alcohol for display to prove what they had done. The Rangers were paid a $1000.00 bounty and became forever a famous part of our history. The Rangers gradually became the State Capital Police, which slowly became the Division of California State Police.

  • Badge size: 2 1/2'' circle
  • Antique Pin & Safety Catch
  • Antique Silver Finish
  • Compatible with our wallet cutout "Universal"
  • Badge is sold as pictured only
  • Item comes with 90 day warranty. Click here for details.
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Manufacturer: NIC
Brand: NIC
Price: $ 19.95




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