First explored by Spanish Army troops
From Mission San Juan Baptista,
Led by Jose de Guadalupe Cantua,
Son of a prominent Californio Ranchero
In the 19th-century Mexican era
Of early California history,
Who first explored Arroyo Cantua
Searching for runaway Natives
From their servitude at the Mission.
His sons, Lupe and Domingo had a ranch
On the arroyo. They were ex-officio members
of bandit Joaquin's gang and their ranch
In the mountains, a gathering place
For the herds of
Published on November 1st, 2022
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