Talk:List of Ranchos of California

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References[edit]

The "Land Case No." serves as a reference. Readers can use the Land Case No. to go to the District Court documents to find further info on / verify the Rancho. Adding further references in the list will further slow it down - those references could be saved for individual rancho pages.Emargie (talk) 17:08, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Date and Granted by[edit]

"Date" and "Granted by" are somewhat redundant, but there is some confusion in the records. Provided in the list are the "Date" and "Granted by" found in at least one reference. Some of these are clearly incompatible ("Date" doesn't match "Granted by") - but which was correct could not be determined by this editor. If "Granted by" could not be found it was left blank.Emargie (talk) 17:13, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Unsourced rancho removed[edit]

I removed the following from the list: it's not in the Surveyor general's index. WCCasey (talk) 06:59, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

|Rancho Rio Seco de San Gabriel | 1845 | Pio Pico |Francisco Urbano Estrada |4,414 acres (18 km2) | 61 SD | San Gabriel-El Monte | Los Angeles County, California |-

I think the Rio Seco was forgotten, sometimes the surveyors never included every single rancho or rancheria in Southern California. There were pueblos and villas (villages) too small or distant to been examined and surveyed, such as the Rio Seco in the present-day town of Rosemead, California in the San Gabriel Valley. The rancho may been part of the Mission San Gabriel church jurisdiction, which included the town of the same name: San Gabriel and rumor has it there was a Rancho San Miguel perhaps the other name for Rio Seco. The two Archangels Gabriel and Michael were the two main archangels of the bible, so it became the predecessors of the "city of Angels" we all know of as Los Angeles. + 71.102.3.122 (talk) 03:47, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
The article Pueblo de Los Angeles begins with "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles (the Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels)". The name "Los Angeles" has nothing to do with Gabriel or Michael. WCCasey (talk) 02:45, 1 July 2014 (UTC)