Rancho Los Nogales

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Rancho Los Nogales was a 1,004-acre (4.06 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Los Angeles County, California given in 1840 by Governor Juan Alvarado to Jose de la Luz Linares.[1] The name means "Ranch of the Walnut Trees" in Spanish. The triangular-shaped land grant between San Jose Creek and Diamond Bar Creek included parts of present day Walnut and Diamond Bar.[2][3]

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Jose de la Luz Linares ( - 1846) received the grant in 1840. After Linares died, his widow, Maria de Jesus Bruno Garcia (1800 - ), sold a part of the ranch to Ricardo Vejar in 1847. Vejar acquired the rest of Rancho Nogales over the next 10 years. Vejar also owned Rancho San Jose to the north.[4]

With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican-American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored. As required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho Los Nogales was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852,[5] and the grant was patented to María de Jesús Garcia in 1882.[6]

Vejar lost his rancho to foreclosure in 1864.[7] In 1918, Frederich E. Lewis bought up most of the original Rancho Los Nogales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ogden Hoffman, 1862, Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Numa Hubert, San Francisco
  2. ^ Diseño del Rancho Los Nogales
  3. ^ Map of old Spanish and Mexican ranchos in Los Angeles County
  4. ^ Hoover, Mildred B.; Hero & Ethel Rensch, and William N. Abeloe (1966). Historic Spots in California. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-4482-9. 
  5. ^ United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 88 SD
  6. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886
  7. ^ James Miller Guinn, 1915,A history of California and an extended history of Los Angeles and environs

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Coordinates: 34°03′00″N 117°48′36″W / 34.050°N 117.810°W / 34.050; -117.810