by Melvin Litton
Joaquín Murrieta. To the Mexican people, he was a heroic patriot looking after their welfare. To the wealthy Gringos who owned California’s prosperous gold mines, he was a notorious bandit and murderer. With a band of loyal men and woman willing to kill and die for him, Joaquín took vengeance against his persecutors, until caught & executed. His revenge could not be extinguished, even in death.