One of the biggest old west legends in Arizona was a desperado called by the nickname El Peludo, the hairy one, and The tall tales about him are as large and as far fetched as any outlaw tale out there! Old timers back in the day claimed that he had killed 50 men and had 30 notches carved on the butt of his revolver.
He escaped capture and even jail, more than once and ran stolen horses across the border for years before his betrayal, capture and eventual execution…
He lived life without fear, He faced death without fear.
By Marshall Trimble
Graham County Profiles The Ryder Ridgeway Collection