Download Full Text (608 KB)
A brief history provided by the California State Lands Commission regarding ranchos, missions, presidios and pueblos during the Spanish and Mexican tenure in California and the subsequent settlement of land claims following 1848 conclusion of the United States war with the Mexican Republic
The California State Lands Commission provides a historical summary concerning the establishment of ranchos, missions, presidios and pueblos in California by the Spanish and Mexican governments, including the practice granting sovereign lands to private individuals. The Commission describes the provisions that established rights to land title of landowners in the conquered territories under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo signed at the end of the United States war with Mexico, as well as the sections of the 1851 act of the U.S. Congress to settle private land claims in California
California State Lands Commission; http://www.slc.ca.gov/Info/Ranchos.htm
Arts and Humanities | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences
"2017 - California State Lands Commission – Ranchos, Missions, Presidios and Pueblos" (2017). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 46.