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Offline nfotiu

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Re: Extend Soto
« Reply #75: February 27, 2020, 09:50:10 PM »
I was just thinking about the story behind my avatar, and didn't realize there was another Nat's connection in Juan's previous life...
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By 1860 14-year-old Juan was working as a vaquero on Daniel Murphy’s cattle ranch some 30 miles south of San Jose. At 19 Soto weighed 200 pounds and presented a terrifying figure, with wildly crossed eyes and a heavily bearded, badly pockmarked face. Nick Harris, later sheriff of Santa Clara County, described Soto as “a perfect type of desperado, over 6 feet high, well proportioned and quick as a cat, with a countenance the worst I ever saw in a human face.”

https://www.historynet.com/juan-soto-human-wildcat.htm

He was also done in by Sheriff Morse:

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Paying no heed, Soto kept running, Sepulveda close behind him. As Soto increased his lead to 150 yards, Morse took careful aim and fired. The .44 ball tore through the outlaw’s right shoulder. Realizing he could not escape, the enraged bandit wheeled and charged headlong at Morse, a revolver in each hand. At a range of more than 100 yards Morse again squeezed the trigger. The heavy slug struck Soto just above the eyes, tearing off the top of his head.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Extend Soto
« Reply #76: February 28, 2020, 09:13:16 AM »
I was just thinking about the story behind my avatar, and didn't realize there was another Nat's connection in Juan's previous life...
https://www.historynet.com/juan-soto-human-wildcat.htm

He was also done in by Sheriff Morse:

All the Federales say, they could have had him any day.  They only let him slip away out of kindness I suppose.