NO. 344 ARROYO DE CANTUA - This was said to be the headquarters of notorious bandit Joaquin Murieta who made a career of terrorizing mining camps and stage operations. He was killed here July 25, 1853 by a posse of state rangers led by Captain Harry Love.
SITE is three large rocks in foothills SW of Cantua Creek Bridge. PLAQUE is located on State Hwy 198, 9 mi N of Coalinga