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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Arroyo de Cantua

14 Miles

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Arroyo de Cantua Marker
Inscription.  Headquarters of the notorious bandit Joaquin Murieta. Killed here July 25, 1853 by a posse of state rangers led Captain Harry Love. Terrorized mining camps and stage operations during his career.
 
Erected by Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 344.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
 
Location. 36° 14.658′ N, 120° 18.893′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on California Route 33 (198 0.1 miles south of Dorris Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Arroyo de Cantua (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry S. Watanabe (approx. 6.6 miles away); “Wooden Walking Beam” (approx. 6.6 miles away); Coalinga Union High School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Motte Fountain (approx. 7½ miles
Arroyo de Cantua Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Arroyo de Cantua Marker
away); Bob’s 76 Service (approx. 7½ miles away); Coalinga Carnegie Library (approx. 7.6 miles away); Grammar School (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
 
More about this marker. An identical marker is located on Dorris Road approximately 0.1 miles east of the Highway 33 (189) intersection. See the "Other nearby markers" for additional photos and information.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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