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Ukiah and Mendocino County Tiburcio Vasquez flees here from Monterey after the killing of a constable. He takes up a job as laborer on a ranch. (Chpt. 10, Part I) Oakland, Alisal, Alameda County Alisal is where Sheriff Morse and Narciso Bojorques have a showdown (Chapter 4, Part II). Alameda and Oakland is Morse’s jurisdiction. San Quentin State Prison The main prison where Tiburcio and other outlaws spend time. (Chapter 16, Part I).  San Juan Bautista, Tres Pinos San Juan Bautista is a haven for Californios, Tres Pinos is the location of the Snyder General Store murders (Chapter 9, Part III). Monterey Monterey is the birthplace of Tiburcio Vasquez. Site of the fandango murder of Constable Hardmount (Chapter 6, Part I) Cantua Canyon, New Idria Mine Cantua is a nearly impenetrable hideout for Anastacio Garcia and Tiburcio’s followers and a safe place for hundreds of Californio refugees. New Idria is a quicksilver mine heavily employed by Central American and South American workers and another hideout for the bandidos.
​Firebaugh’s Ferry City where Tiburcio Vasquez and his gang attack (Chapter 7, Part II) as they try to acquire funds for the revolution. Kingston City (no longer in existence) ransacked by Tiburcio and his gang, who tie up more than 30 townsfolk. (Chapter 12, Part III) Fort Tejon Sheriff Morse and his posse get bogged down here in pursuit of Tiburcio.(Chapter 14, Part III). Agua Dulce Mountain hideout and site of the rebellion’s weapons stash (Chapter 18, Part III) Los Angeles, Rancho La Brea, Sonora, West Hollywood Sheriff Rowland’s jurisdicition is Los Angeles; Anastacio Garcia owned land at Rancho La Brea; Sonora was a mostly Mexican part of L.A.; and Greek George’s home (where Tiburcio is sheltered) was in a location now known as West Hollywood. San Jose Where Tiburcio faces trial for murder.

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Map of early California

Map is a rough view of the areas described in David Caraccio's novel "Tiburico! Love, crime and rebellion in early California." It's a fictional account of true events in the life of the greatest bandit to ever live, Tiburcio Vasquez. The map was drawn by Donald R. Carson for the author.


Love, crime and rebellion in early California

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The cover art for "Tiburcio!" is from a painting by Donald Carson, the author's father and a Sacramento physician. It shows the countryside of Morgan Hill, California, near where Vasquez roamed.


Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary School in the Alisal Union School District in Salinas opened its doors to students for the first time in 2013.