Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta

Map Plaque - Clayton Historical Society
6101 Main Street, Clayton, California 94517

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- Mexican bandit who avenged the rape and murder of his wife (some stories say sister)
- Robin Hood of El Dorado
- Hunted down by a man named Love who took his head and put it in a jar, which was presumed lost during the earthquake of 1906.
- Gang included three fingered Jack, who's hand was also stored in a jar.
- the 1998 movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas, Mask of Zorro, pulls heavily upon the myth. Antonio Banderas plays the brother of Joaquin Murrieta and eventually becomes Zorro.


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