July 25, 2011

July 25: Death of Joaquin Murrieta, 1853

Joaquin, so the legend goes, became a bandit when his wife was raped and his brother killed, by marauding Americans. What's the real truth about 19th century bandit Joaquin Murrieta?

Read article here.

Pictured: artist's depiction of Joaquin Murrieta, by Thomas Armstrong, about 1848.

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