Tiburcio Vasquez

Vasquez in 1874.

In May 1874, a sheriff’s posse descended on a remote, rough-hewn adobe cabin in Rancho La Brea, six miles west of Los Angeles, and captured the West’s most-wanted bandit, Tiburcio Vasquez, in a hail of bullets. News of the famous gang leader’s arrest became the first national story reported out of the future Sunset Strip.