Joaquin Murrieta: Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Bandit : His Exploits in the State of California

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Chronology

1829

Joaquín Murrieta believed born in the Villa de San Rafael, “El Alamito,” Altar District, in Sonora, Mexico.

1850

First evidence of “Joaquín” in California.

1852

First news (in the daily newspaper Alta California) concerning robberies committed by someone named Joaquín.

1853

May 17: The State Assembly in Sacramento approves a statute authorizing the creation of a company of twenty Rangers assigned to capture any one of five Joaquíns.

July 24: Death of Joaquín in Arroyo Cantúa.

1854

John Rollin Ridge publishes his biography The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta the Renowned California Bandit.

1858

Charles E. B. Howe publishes in San Francisco his drama Joaquín Murrieta de Castillo, the Renowned California Bandit.

1859

The magazine California Police Gazette publishes Ridge’s work in a pirated version under the title Life of Joaquín Murieta, the Brigand Chief of California.

1862

The California Police Gazette version appears in Paris under the title Un bandit californien (Joaquín Murieta), translated into French by Robert Hyenne.

1865

In New York, Henry Llewellyn Williams publishes the first popular novel on Murrieta: Joaquín, the Claude Duval of California, or Marauder of the Mines.

1867

C.M. [Carlos Morla] translates Hyenne’s French translation into Spanish and publishes it under the title El bandido chileno Joaquín Murieta en California. Origin of the myth of Murrieta’s Chilean origin.

1869

Joaquín Miller publishes his poem on Murrieta.

1871–72

Julio Nombela y Tabares includes the life of Joaquín in the second volume of his novel La fiebre de riquezas, siete años en California.

1881

In New York, Joseph E. Badger publishes the novel Joaquín the Terrible, also titled Joaquín, the Saddle King, as part of the Bell Dime Library collection.

In Santa Barbara, California, La Gaceta publishes the first four chapters of Vida y aventuras de Joaquín Murrieta.

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