#344:  Arroyo de Cantua

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Site is three large rocks in foothills SW of Cantua Creek Bridge, plaques located on State Hwy 198, 9 mi N of Coalinga

Plaque: 36.247371,-120.313668
Site: ~36.317477,-120.450082




State Plaque


The three rocks in the middle of the first photo are the Joaquin Rocks. I didn't make the hike all the way up there.

From the plaque:

Headquarters of notorious bandit Joaquin Murieta, killed here July 25, 1853 by posse of state rangers led by Captain Harry Love. Terrored mining camps and stage operations during his career.

Department of Public Works - Division of Highways

2009 David Schmitt