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Outlaws of the mid 1800's frequented the area around Don Pedro Lake. Marshes Flat Road, located along the east side of the lake, was a route frequently traveled by the likes of outlaw Joaquin Murrieta, where he was also known to hideout after his misdeeds.
"Don Pedro" was actually a mid-1800’s land owner of French descent, named Pierre Sainsevain. He was known as Don Pedro by the Mexicans in the area. The land he owned along the Tuolumne River included Don Pedro Bar which is now inundated by Don Pedro Lake.