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A little history about the mask of Zorro: • In 1847 California, which had been settled by the Spanish, was ceded by Mexico to the US. • Also, in 1848 gold was discovered in California and the gold rush began. • And in 1919 a man called Johnston McCulley wrote a story called The Curse of Capistrano. This was set in Spanish colonial California, before 1847. A rakish individual called Zorro, which means Fox, was invented to confront corrupt society and the cruel Spanish military, and to fight the injustice laid on the oppressed.

All he had was a sword and a horse, but with the cunning of a fox. The son of a wealthy Spanish landowner, Zorro concealed his identity by wearing a mask.… More

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