Tevis and Haggin: Sacramento's Early Transnational Businessmen
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About The Event
Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd, as Mark Davidson, a Director on the Sacramento Historical Society's Board, examines Sacramento's National "A List" dynamic attorney duo--Lloyd Tevis and James "Ben Ali" Haggin. Both men began their incredible journey in early Sacramento City during the last half of the 19th century and utilized their business acumen to become successful transnational businessmen.
Tevis arrived in Sacramento in late 1849, followed about 9 months later by Haggin. They soon began practicing law, specializing in helping prior Mexican land grant owners face the daunting process of receiving U.S. land "Patents." One of the most famous land grants they acquired in lieu of attorney fees was the 44,371 acre Rancho del Paso in Northern Sacramento County.
Tevis and Haggin's successes led them onto many other profitable ventures, both as partners and individuals. A sample of their nine-figure financial holdings encompass ownership of 350,000 acres in Kern County, Sierra watershed rights, agriculture, railroads, oceanic steamships, the iconic Idaho Anaconda Copper Mine, the South Dakota Homestake Gold Mine, Nevada Comstock Lode, ranching, thoroughbred and horse racing development, and the greenmail takeover of the Wells Fargo Express and Bank, moving the headquarters from New York City to San Francisco.
The amazing story of how these businessmen found affluence in Sacramento is one you will enjoy hearing more about in April! RSVP today.
Members Free Admission - Guests $5 Admission Fee