Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
But it was distinctly a West Coast thing targeted primarily at Calif Central Valley and the Hood River Valley along the Columbia. Some spillover
was inevitable, but the motive seems pretty obvious.
It was all over the state. People from all sorts of professions and from urban as well as rural areas were disenfranchised. People lost homes and all types of businesses. And yes, as you point out, all that they had was in effect stolen from them.

Not to say that greedy interests did not manipulate for their own gain.