#0344 Arroyo de Cantua


#0344 Arroyo de Cantua

Site information:

Site is three large rocks in foothills SW of Cantua Creek Bridge.  They can be seen from many places in the valley.  Nothing historic remains at the site, though I have not made the trip there myself.


Plaque information:

State plaque located on State Hwy 198, 500 ft W of Hwy 33


Plaque text:

Arroyo de Cantua

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

Registered 8/8/1939