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  Joaquin Murrieta
Whatever the truth may or may not be, the legend of Joaquin Murrieta is an important part of the history of California.
According to legend, Joaquin Murrieta was born in Mexico and travelled to Saw Mill Flat (some say Shaw Flat), California at the height of the Gold Rush.
Sightings of Joaquin were reported in various places and people who claimed to have known him declared that the head in the bottle was not his.
www.inn-california.com /Articles/biographic/murrietabionotes.html   (631 words)

  Joaquin Murrieta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Regardless, there was person by the name of Joaquín Murrieta born around 1830 whom according to John Rollin Ridge came to California sometime in the early 1850's along with his wife to mine gold.
Murrieta is seen as a social bandit who was the victim of ethnic discrimination.
Murrieta was forced off his claim under the Foreign Miner's Tax of the 1850s, which was initiated to protect Anglos from immigrant miners who might threaten their claims.
www.laits.utexas.edu /jaime/cwp4/JMG/origin.html   (352 words)

 Murrieta's Well Winery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Joaquin Murrieta was the legendary Mexican leader of a horse gang.
Joaquin Murrieta was noted as a "handsome folk hero driven to crime by social injustices." He was steadfast in his loyalty to his gang, his friends and associates.
Today, Murrieta's Well winery is named after the artesian well that is located in front of the winery building where the legendary Joaquin Murrieta and his band of desperados watered their horses.
www.murrietaswell.com /joaquin.html   (256 words)

 Joaquin Murrieta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rangers took Garcia's hand and Murrieta's head as evidence of their death and displayed them in a jar, preserved in brandy.
The University of California, Berkeley has a housing cooperative named in his honor, "Casa Joaquin Murrieta." However, the city of Murrieta, California is not named after him.
Murrieta is depicted as a largely sympathetic character in the 1936 William A. Wellman film The Robin Hood of El Dorado [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joaquin_Murietta   (1113 words)

 Murrieta's - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Murrieta's Westcoast Grill is located in the newly renovated Alberta Hotel building (c.1890).
Thus, the legend of Joaquin Murrieta, hero and villain was born.
Fame had come to Murrieta at the hands of a tragic twist of fate in the winter of 1849 when his wife met a gruesome death by murderous thieves.
www.murrietas.ca /main.cfm   (303 words)

 Joaquin Murrieta: Literary Fiction or Historical Fact?
The popular legend of Joaquin Murrieta is that of a peace loving man driven to seek revenge when he and his brother were falsely accused of stealing a mule.
Joaquin and Reyes were soon implicated in the shooting death of General Joshua Bean, a major general in the state militia.
Joaquin Murrieta along with Jesse James and Billy the Kid is one of America’s most interesting examples of myth creation.
www.cocohistory.com /essays-murrieta.html   (3025 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
One immigrant who lost his claim was Joaquin Murrieta, a man who had come to California from Latin America to seek his fortune in the gold fields.
Joaquin was supposedly beaten, his brother hanged, and his sister attacked by California soldiers, and he vowed for revenge.
Joaquin Murrieta is portrayed as a Chilean social visionary who went to California to earn a fortune so he could return to Chile and marry the upper class woman he loved.
www.rain.org /campinternet/channelhistory/culture/zorro   (1766 words)

 Miners & Mayos: A Descendent of Joaquin Murrieta
Antonio Rivera Murrieta is the president of the association of descendents of Joaquin Murrieta.
Juan Murrieta was passing through Nogales and they said they asked him, "are you related to Joaquin Murrieta?" When he answered that he was, they told him that he no longer had a passport, and they ripped it up.
The only thing Murrieta did was defend the people from Sonora that were living there, to protect themselves and their wives, to keep them from being stripped of their land and their earnings, so they wouldn't be forcibly obligated to work in the mines and agriculture.
dbacon.igc.org /TWC/mm02_Murrieta.htm   (3136 words)

 California Reader - Joaquin Murietta - Intro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The painting at the left, reputed to be painted from life by a Franciscan friar resident at Carmel, is said to show the face of the notorious bandit Joaquin Murrieta.
It is not known, for certain, if there was ever a Joaquin Murrieta who single-handedly terrorized the Forty-Niners.
Joaquin may have been several men, fused by the panic of the recently intruded miners from the east and the words of a newsman named John Rollins Ridge, into a single rumor and legend.
www.notfrisco.com /calmem/miller/joaquin.html   (313 words)

 Joaquin Murrieta
Joaquín was soon attributed with all assaults, robberies, and murders that occured shortly thereafter and he quickly became a figure of mythical proportions, who could commit crimes in many locations over several miles on the same day.
They were Joaquín Botellier, Joaquín Carrillo, Joaquín Murrieta, Joaquín Ocomorenia, and Joaquín Valenzuela and were believed to be responsible for the majority of all rustling, robberies and murders committed in the Mother Lode region since 1850.
The dramatic display of the supposed head of Murrieta is another event that truly marks the point, in which, the character Joaquín Murieta achieves Legendary status.
www.laits.utexas.edu /jaime/cwp4/JMG/man.html   (767 words)

  Joaquin Murrieta
Joaquin swore vengeance on all Americans and went on a bloody tirade to avenge the injustices to Mexicans in the mining towns of the Southern Mother Lode.
Joaquin was a regular at Hornitos, and he used a tunnel near the north end of town for quick escapes from the likes of Captain Love and his men.
Murrieta's reported second cousin gave the final eulogy for Murrieta: "To the Mexicans he was a great liberator; he came out of Mexico to take California back from the hands of the gringos".
www.ameri-land.com /joaquin.htm   (4001 words)

 The Dispatch
Murrieta exacted revenge on those who had hurt his family, then he robbed and killed scores of miners and settlers in the Sierra foothills and the San Joaquin Valley.
Murrieta's horse gangs would assemble wild and stolen horses northeast of Mt. Diablo near the Delta and drive them to Mexico where they were sold.
Murrieta's head and the deformed hand of Three-Fingered Jack were pickled and preserved in jars as "proof" of the killing.
www.gilroydispatch.com /printer/article.asp?c=97305   (616 words)

 List of high school names down to three - The Californian / North County Times - Murietta -
MURRIETA ---- The controversy over whether to name the school district's third high school after former President Reagan now lies with trustees, as a panel of residents has developed a list of three name finalists that includes the country's 40th commander in chief.
Murrieta's third graders often take field trips to it, and the plateau has served for years as a spot for educational fundraisers, panel members said.
Incidentally, Joaquin, Juan Murrieta was from Spain, not Mexico, hence the Spanish, not Mexican heritage of Murrieta.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2006/05/23/news/californian/murrieta/52206190237.txt   (5157 words)

 Joaquin Murieta
Many viewing the pickled part nodded knowingly, "Yes, that's Joaquin, I worked next to him in the mines." A young senorita, claiming to be Murieta's sister, denied that the head was that of her famous brother bandito.
In Calaveras County, the Joaquin legend was represented by the one and only alleged photograph ever taken of the bandit.
When the "Five Joaquins" act passed the state legislature in 1853, the appointed rangers were cautioned that there were numerous "respectable citizens" who bore the same names, including a Judge Joaquin Carrillo.
www.sptddog.com /sotp/jomu.html   (1485 words)

 Joaquín Murrieta Orosco, El Patrio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Joaquin's wife, wearing men's clothes and with her hair cut short, rode with his band and played an active role in many robberies and murders, staying by his side until the end.
Joaquin reputedly killed every one of the miners that drove him from his camp and assaulted his wife, and every member of the mob that whipped him and lynched his brother.
Joaquin elbowed his way through the crowd and wrote at the bottom of the poster, "I will pay $1000 myself," signed his name, and rode out of town without a scratch.
www.zermeno.com /J.Murrieta.html   (3397 words)

 Joaquin Murietta - Robin Hood of El Dorado
Reportedly, the Murrieta brothers tried to ignore the threats as long as they could until they were finally forced off their claim.
Murrieta soon became one of the leaders of a band of ruffians called The Five Joaquins, who were said to have been responsible for cattle rustling, robberies, and murders that occurred in the gold rush area of the Sierra Nevadas between 1850 and 1863.
But not long after he was killed, speculation began to arise that it had not been Murrieta who had been killed, especially when a young woman, who claimed to be his sister, viewed the head and said that it did not have a characteristic scar that her brother had.
www.legendsofamerica.com /CA-Murieta.html   (1008 words)

 Gold Rush Players: Joaquin Murieta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Joaquin the legend grew from a novel written by John Rollin Ridge in 1854, The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta.
But Joaquin the man was not the dashing, romantic figure that years of retelling Ridge’s story has made him out to be.
When the Foreign Miners Tax was imposed in the early 1850’s, Joaquin was forced off his claim, as were most of the Mexican and Chinese miners in the Southern Mines.
www.malakoff.com /grpjomu.htm   (395 words)

 Yo soy Joaquín Murrieta? ✏Copia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thus I came across "Joaquin Murrieta: Literary Fiction or Historical Fact?", by William Mero.
Eric Hobsbawm in his classic, Bandits, discusses the social implications of the Joaquin Murrieta legend and how it fits into the traditional Hispanic view of rural banditry.
Joaquin Murrieta along with Jesse James and Billy the Kid is one of America’s most interesting examples of myth creation.
copia.ogbuji.net /blog/2005-07-10/Yo_soyJoaq   (555 words)

The Joaquin and Alejandro of the film are certainly not 13 and 11 so their birth date must be earlier than 1830.
It was the elder Joaquin and his brother Alejandro that became the bandits portrayed in The Mask of Zorro.
Joaquin Murieta, nephew of Alejandro Murieta y de la Vega begins a career as a bandit, taking care to emulate his band on the legendary band run by his Father, the first Joaquin Murieta.
www.pjfarmer.com /secret/woldwest/zorro-chron-revised.htm   (3304 words)

 Murrieta, Joaquín - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
MURRIETA, JOAQUÍN [Murrieta, Joaquín], 1829?-1853, California bandit, b.
After he and members of his family had been mistreated by American miners and driven from their claim, he became the leader of a band of desperadoes.
Surprised at his camp near Tulare Lake, Murrieta was shot, and most of his followers were killed or captured.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-e-m1urrieta.html   (138 words)

 Murrieta's Canmore - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Murrieta's Westcoast Grill has opened its second location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains nestled in the beautiful town of Canmore, Alberta.
The restaurant is located on Canmore's main street and is situated on the second floor providing breathtaking views.
The history of Murrieta's can be found in the old west.
www.murrietas.ca /main.cfm?switch=2   (328 words)

 The Voice: October 20, 2003
Historians would classify “the legend of Joaquin Murrieta” as a romantic story of a Mexican highway man considered to be a bandit by history.
It was believed that Murrieta was falsely accused of crimes he did not commit and prompted him to fight for his rights.
Joaquin has been portrayed as the most dreaded ‘bandido’ ever, but Mexicans have always been patriotic and see him has a historical icon,” said Luna.
www.gc.maricopa.edu /voiceonline/index.cfm?id=2972   (600 words)

 Madera Tribune
Marina Gonzalez, media director for the Joaquin Murrieta ride, a three-day ride that began in Madera Friday, is seen riding on the left.
Murrieta is remembered as a Robin-Hood-like bandit, generally considered heroic by people of Mexican descent within the Central Valley and the southwestern states.
Murrieta is known for his daring deeds and fearsome companions, such as Three-Fingered Jack.
www.maderatribune.com /news/newsview.asp?c=165229   (349 words)

 Online NewsHour: Essay: Villains or Heroes -- January 14, 2003
Depictions of Joaquin Murrieta sometimes imagine a man who is light-skinned, sometimes dark.
According to cowboy pulp fiction and Mexican legend and the memory of frail, old men, Joaquin Murrieta came to California in the 1850s, during the California gold rush.
Joaquin became a Robin Hood or a cutthroat villain.
www.pbs.org /newshour/essays/jan-june03/rodriguez_1-14.html   (649 words)

 Napa Valley Register Online | StateNews
The legend of Murrieta began with newspaper accounts of the crimes he committed in the 1850s, when he roamed the vast San Joaquin Valley and the gold-bearing foothills of the Sierra Nevada with his band, the Five Joaquins.
When the annual rides began in the early 1980s, the horseman seized on Murrieta's story to draw attention to the plight of farmworkers being forced from their homes by Fresno County officials who said the structures weren't up to code, said Tomas Nunez, a lawyer from Fresno who serves as the group's historian.
But Murrieta's gang caused enough trouble that on May 11, 1853, the California Legislature signed an act establishing the California Rangers, led by Capt. Harry Love, who were to be paid $150 a month until they captured the Five Joaquins.
www.napavalleyregister.com /articles/2006/08/05/news/state/iq_3545370.txt   (1255 words)

 Abrreviated View of Movie Page
Joaquin Murrieta, son of Ferdinand, a Spanish land baron of California, falls in love with Ruth Ainsworth, daughter of the U. Land Commissioner.
Joaquin seeks Ainsworth for consent to marry Ruth; set up through congratulatory drinks, he is framed for the murder, but he escapes and becomes a fugitive.
The Hamby gang burns the hacienda and doubles the taxes, and Joaquin becomes a defender of the people, rescues Ruth from the villains, and takes revenge on Jake, the murderer of his father.
www.afi.com /members/catalog/AbbrView.aspx?s=1&Movie=1475   (150 words)

 Indianz.Com Message Board - Joaquin Murrieta desperate 4 date...
Murrieta said the idea just came to him as he was "thinking about proms and stuff."
Murrieta posted pictures of himself and a description of his VERTICAL DOWNSTAIRS to secure some bids - which came from people as far away as Alaska.
Murrieta wasn't shy about his description, saying he's 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, popular and a wrestler.
www.indianz.com /board/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13681   (255 words)

 Joaquin Murrieta
Joaquin Murrieta, California's most famous bandit, is alleged to have committed all sorts of crimes from petty larceny to horse and cattle theft, to bank robbery, rape and murder.
The headquarters and hideout for the Murieta gang was in central California at Arroyo Cantua and Joaquín Rocks.
This section begins with the spelling "Murrieta" because this rendition was popularized by the extensive research conducted by Frank Latta, documented in his book Joaquín Murrieta and his Horse Gangs.
www.picacho.org /interest/joaquin-murrieta.html   (462 words)

 The Ride for Joaquin Murrieta
While history portrays Joaquín Murrieta as California's most notorious bandit and murderer, many people who lived in the region of Arroyo Cantúa knew him as an honest, hardworking person - who if he had committed any murders was only seeking to right an injustice that many Mexicans suffered at that time.
The annual ride is to celebrate the Joaquín Murrieta that stood against the oppression that afflicted many Mexicans who lived in California following the mid 1800s.
The head of Joaquín Murrieta was taken to Fort Miller where it was put in a jar filled with brandy to preserve it and was then paraded across the state.
www.picacho.org /interest/murrieta-ride.html   (235 words)

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