Valley Center has link to two infamous gunmen
Wyatt Earp on the left, Joaquin Murietta on the right.
August 14, 2013Two of the toughest and deadliest gunmen of their day have a connection to Valley Center. Both have become folk heroes.
One was Wyatt Earp, the legendary frontiersman-lawman-outlaw; the other was Joaquin Murieta, known in his day as the "Mexican Robin Hood." Myths and legends surround both men, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. But here is what historians at the Valley Center History Museum believe to be the true stories.
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