Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Joaquin Murrieta and Murrieta's Well
In the early 1850's Joaquin Murrieta roamed this land. Most famous as an avenging outlaw or a Robin Hood, Joaquin Murrieta and his men were above everything else horsemen, and of the best of breeds.
Wild horses, abundant in those days around the Sacramento Delta, were rounded up by Joaquin and his men and driven to Sonora, Mexico, where they were sold at high prices.
One of Joaquin's favorite camps was at this spot because he claimed the water here was the best in the country where he rode.
This fountain is over the artesian well that Joaquin Murrieta favored to water his herds of wild mustangs.
Dedicated April 16, 1995
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1995 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 of E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 39.56′ N, 121° 44.065′ Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3005 Mines Road, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concannon Vineyards (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wente Bros. Winery (approx. 0.6 miles away); William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / DeAnza Expedition Campsite (approx. 1.7 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 2.3 miles away); D. F. Bernal Building (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Livermore.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the grounds of Murrieta's Well Winery on Mines Road in Livermore. To find the marker, simply turn at the winery sign and follow the driveway to the parking lot. The marker is located in the parking lot, in front of the fountain.
Also see . . .
1. Joaquin Murrieta History. Murrieta's Well Winery's history of Joaquin Murrieta. The winery's website also provides a history of the winery, as well as information on the winery itself and their wines. (Submitted on April 14, 2009.)
2. Tales of Contra Costa County (Submitted on April 14, 2009.)
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
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