Artist's rendering of Tiburcio Vasquez, born August 11, 1835 in Monterey, Calif.; died
in San Jose on March 19, 1875, at 1:35 p.m., when a noose tightened around his neck.
In between was a 23-year reign of terror as a bandit far outlasting the 3½-year
career of the more famous outlaw Joaquin Murrietta.
Sometime in 1871 the "Scourge of California," as Vasquez was known, used a large rock
formation in Agua Dulce as a hideout. Today known as Vasquez Rocks, the area is a
Los Angeles County park.