Harry Love

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Harry Love was born in Vermont circa 1810, he left home at an early age to be a sailor.  Ending up in Texas he fought in the Mexican-American War with the U.S. Army.  By 1846, he served as a scout, an army express rider and led an exploration up the Rio Grande.  By 1850, he joined the California Gold Rush but was unsuccessful in the mines. 

He wound up being a Deputy Sheriff in Santa Barbara, California.  By 1852, he was working as a bounty hunter.  In 1853, California Governor John Bigler started the California Rangers placing Harry as the commander.  By order of the governor he gave Harry specific order to capture or kill Joaquin Murrieta.  On the morning of July 25, 1853 near Monterey four men were killed, two captured and three escaped.  One of the men killed was Murrieta, assuring Harry Love’s name in California history.  Murrieta’s head was reserved in brandy and displayed in Mariposa, Stockton and San Francisco, where spectators could pay $1.00 to see the remains.  Harry Love died in 1868 from a bullet wound in his arm during a gunfight.

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Comments (18)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Whoa, this is some story James.  Well, we learn all different and some unusal things in The Rain, don't we?

Jul 24, 2021 04:13 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The "Robin Hood" of his time!

Now we have many that want a piece of the pie and have to be careful when in the cities for the flying lead.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jul 24, 2021 04:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - I had to go and look up  Mufrrieta.  So that was a great bounty!

Jul 24, 2021 04:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. We could use a Harry Love in Chicago where lead posioning is a huge issue. He could apply some vaccine of his own to the perpetrators. Enjoy your day.

Jul 24, 2021 05:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Ironic that a man named Love spent so much time hunting down men who hate.

Jul 24, 2021 05:34 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Roy.

Harry Love definately wore the White Cowboy hat for sure.  A hero. Enjoy the weekend.  Bill Salvatore

Jul 24, 2021 05:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... I couldn't top Wayne Martin's comment if I sat here for the rest of the day and tried to. 

Jul 24, 2021 05:46 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I am not sure that I would pay to see someone's remains but I guess one dollar is quite a bargain, haha.

Jul 24, 2021 06:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, what a story to start the day out today!   I wouldn't pay anything to see someone's remains.

Jul 24, 2021 06:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - as a native Californian, I can't recall ever hearing the nametory or story of Harry Love but I am aware of the city of Murietta which is in the Inland Empire area of our state.  And with that memory, I will now stop commenting on the subject.  For now.  

Jul 24, 2021 06:42 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Im sure a pickled head in a jar ,gives a strong message to those who wish to harm or attack!

Jul 24, 2021 06:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Well that is a gruesome story James Dray and I agree with Wayne Martin that some hot lead justice may be just what we need to rid our society of much of the scum that plaques it.

Jul 24, 2021 06:55 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James and thanks for the history lesson again to share with us here in the rain.  Make it a great day!

 

Jul 24, 2021 07:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

I had not heard this story re Harry Love.  And I will have to ask a native person from Santa Barbara to see if they knew of him...A

Jul 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'd not heard of him but did look him up!!!  Very interesting character. 

Jul 24, 2021 10:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 24, 2021 10:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

He certainly led a colorful life. Can't say I would pay $1.00 to see someone's remains, famous or not.

Jul 24, 2021 05:12 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow what a story could you immagine the gold he got in those days what it is worth today? Endre

Jul 25, 2021 09:47 PM