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Being an account of the attempted robbery of the Wells-Fargo Express Office in Boulder Creek, and the subsequent killing of ... [Read more]

In 1885 a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel asked ex-sheriff Charlie Lincoln who was the most notorious character that ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 2, by Phil Reader
When the grand jury convened in early February, 1860, an indictment for assault with a deadly weapon was found against ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 3, by Phil Reader
Word of the killing spread quickly through Santa Cruz and before long there was a large posse in the saddle ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 4, by Phil Reader
The action of the vigilantes may have put an end to Pedro Lorenzana's life, but it also effectively ended the ... [Read more]

"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz for a dozen years. Her free ... [Read more]

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In 1885 a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel asked ex-sheriff Charlie Lincoln who was the most notorious character that he had encountered during his tenure in office. After a short pause the former "boy sheriff" reached back into his memory and called forth

"...Faustino Lorenzana, ..." [More]

Excerpted from "Charole"--The Life of Branciforte Bandido Faustino Lorenzana by Phil Reader