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Land tenure conflicts ad subsequent patenting of Mexican land claims in California.
This paper examines the basis of the land-tenure conflict, its resolution, and the subsequent patenting of 482 private land claims that covered a total of 8.5 million acres of land in California. The problem of distinguishing between Mexican land grants and the American public domain was not one that time would easily resolve.
David Hornbeck, Ph.D.
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"1979 - The Patenting of California's Private Land Claims, 1851-1885, David Hornbeck" (2018). Overview of California Private Land Claims and the Public Domain. 1.