Sunday, August 25, 2013
Land In California
Land in California, the story of mission land, ranches, squatters, mining claims, railroad grants, land scrip, homesteads , A volume in the Chronicles of California, is described below:
The story of land ownership in California from the days when the Indians were in possession to the
present (1948). The author discusses the missionary empire, the ranches under Spain and Mexico, the role of the United States Land Commission, the squatter movement, mining claims, railroad lands, and the title
stories of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
He also describes the various types of land allocations, including homesteads, preemption claims, desert entries, military bounty warrants... ." The material is drawn from original sources, including printed material and manuscripts found in archives, official records, the files of title companies, and libraries.