The following list of names are those gunslingers of lesser renown who sound like characters from "Dime Novels". Read them and envision the terror their names were meant to imply; Black Jack Bill, Cold Chuck Johnny, Dynamite Sam, Shotgun Collins, Luke Short, Dark Alley Jim, Three-Fingered Dave, Kid Ridino, Six-Toed Pete, Buckskin Frank Leslie, Turkey Creek Jack Johnson, Bad Brad Bingham, Double Barrel Dick Staley, Cock-Eyed Frank, Juan Soto, Black Jack Ketchum, Ornery Aubrey, Catfish Kid, Big Nose George, Tennessee Hughes, The Apache Kid, Fred Fearnot, Lefty Jenkins, Grizzled Pappy Caughman, Tom Bell, Scarvey Chelemedos, Cock-Eyed Frank Loving, Bigger Nose Nate Ralphs, Solemn Buford, Nate Champion, Whinnin' Willy, Duck Foot AKA The Duck of Death, & Peg Leg Pete! (Some of the names above are fictional and members of SOTP!)
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Outlaws of Texas
The Man From The Rio Grande by William B. Secrest brings all of the fact and fiction together in a great read about the real Joaquin and his hunter Captain Harry Love. A MUST READ! Did you know that Love ran for Sheriff in Santa Cruz County?
HERE LIES CAPTAIN HARRY LOVE, WHO WITH A TROOP OF TWENTY OTHERS,
ON JULY 25, 1853 ALLEGEDLY KILLED BANDITS JOAQUIN MURRIETTA AND
THREE FINGERED JACK NEAR ARROYO DE CANTUA, FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
BORN IN VERMONT, LOVE FIRST VISITED ALTA CALIFORNIA AS A SEAMAN IN 1839.
HE SERVED IN THE MEXICAN WAR OF 1846 AND LATER AS AN ARMY EXPRESS RIDER
AND EXPLORER OF THE RIO GRANDE. LOVE ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO IN
DECEMBER OF 1850 AND TOOK RESIDENCE IN MARIPOSA COUNTY. HE WAS
COMMISSIONED AS CAPTAIN OF THE CALIFORNIA RANGERS ON MAY 28, 1853
AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR MARRIED MARY McSWAIN BENNETT OF SANTA CLARA.
CAPTAIN HARRY LOVE DIED IN THE MISSION CITY ON JUNE 29, 1868
FROM A WOUND RECEIVED IN A GUNFIGHT WITH AN EMPLOYEE
OF HIS THEN ESTRANGED WIFE.
ERECTED JUNE 29, 2003
BY MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER #1850 & JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER #13,
E CLAMPUS VITUS.