Sunday, August 14, 2011
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'Have Gun, Will Travel'
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From Wikipedia:José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923), better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or its hypocorism Pancho Villa, was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals.
Villa was born as Doroteo Arango to poor peasants Agustín Arango and Micaela Arambula in the Rancho de la Coyotada, one of the largest haciendas in the state of Durango. Doroteo was the oldest of five children and as such helped his mother care for his siblings after Agustín died.
According to his own later statements, at the age of sixteen, Doroteo shot Lopez Negre, one of the owners or administrators of the hacienda, when Negre tried to rape Doroteo's sister. Some historians have questioned the veracity of this story however. Subsequently he fled to the Durango hills where he became a part of a bandit band. Eventually he was a member of an outlaw "super group" headed by Ignacio Parra, one of the most famous bandits of Durango at the time. It was then that he took the name "Francisco Villa" after his paternal grandfather, Jesus Villa.
Throughout the episode "Pancho", he was referred to as "Doroteo". It was only at the end of the episode, in classic Toobworld tradition, that the audience found out he would one day be known as Pancho Villa.
A major discrepancy for this episode is that 'Have Gun Will Travel' takes place in the 1870's, when Pancho Villa wouldn't be born until 1878. But that's the real Pancho Villa. As was the case with Jules Verne in 'The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne', liberties have been taken with the Toobworld timeline......