Rancho Los Nogales
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. 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.
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.
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, and the grant was patented to María de Jesús Garcia in 1882.
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- Diseño del Rancho Los Nogales
- Map of old Spanish and Mexican ranchos in Los Angeles County
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