The Earthen Corral


(Photo: Home that belonged to Vic Guerrero, son of Francisco. Later it was used as a small hotel).

Francisco Guerrero continued to spend a great deal of time in San Francisco. In 1850 he was murdered as he stood near the corner of Mission and 12th Streets. The fatal injury occured when a man following him on horseback struck him about the head with a slingshot.

On April 12, 1863 as Tiburcio Vasquez was seated near a window in a Half Moon Bay saloon, a volley of gunshots rang out. When it was all over, Vasquez was found dead, and the elusive murderer escaped.

At the time both Vasquez and Guerrero were witnesses for the prosecution in the famous Santillian land fraud case.