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Riot by Valparaiso University Students Terrorizes Town

May 19, 2010 |  2:09 am

May 19, 1910, Van Ness Avenue Square
Prices start at $1,750 [$39,792.93 USD 2009].

Van Ness and 5th, Los Angeles, CA
Van Ness Avenue and 5th Street, in Van Ness Avenue Square, via Google maps.

May 19, 1910, Student Riot

May 19, 1910: Hundreds of students at Valparaiso University rampage through the city, brawling with citizens armed with clubs and baseball bats. The students dragged Sam Ling from his Chinese laundry and beat him, tried to free prisoners in the County Jail and fought with police. Unfortunately, The Times’ wire story doesn’t provide the reason for the melee, nor can I find any further stories. An official history of the campus is curiously silent on the matter.

May 19, 1910, College Riot