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Hello, Emargie, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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John Dustin Bicknell[edit]

Hi Emargie! I came across this article while patrolling new pages, and I have one suggestion to improve it. Essentially, the article could use an introductory sentence or 2, describing in a nutshell who this person was, and why they are notable. Reading into it, I got a feel for this, but normally the Manual of Style for articles likes to have a lead-in section. Something like "John Dustin Bicknell was a <description> who <reason he is notable, thing he is most known for, etc>", which then leads into the rest of the article describing his roots, education, and such as it there now. Just my 2 cents, thanks! ArakunemTalk 16:38, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Arakunem, Thanks for suggestion and positive tone (it is encouraging). I made some changes in the direction you suggest, and it does look much better. I am still the newbie here and would appreciate your advice on any pages you come across.
PS:(Thanks for that message on your Talk page - I didn't know where to reply).Emargie (talk) 03:32, 23 December 2008 (UTC)


Sawtelle Veterans Home[edit]

Nice work! I've always found that institution interesting - I guess in part because it was apparently among the most nationally notable institutions in L.A. County for a decade or two. Anyway, I also noted that you haven't been using inline citations, and I'd like to encourage you to do so. They are confusing at first, but they do make articles more useful and verifiable for future readers and editors. For an example of simple citations, you can see the recently featured article William Butler Yeats. The guideline is at Wikipedia:Citing sources. It goes into too much detail, but the most useful stuff is at the beginning. I now regret that I didn't use inline citations on some of the articles I wrote long ago - it's so much easier to cite while writing than to try to figure it out years later. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 08:43, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Will, Thanks once again for more good advice. I would appreciate any other comment / advice you want to make Emargie (talk) 05:14, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
That looks much better now. Keep up the good work. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 06:12, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Rancho Sausal Redondo[edit]

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Yorba Hacienda[edit]

I've edited Don Bernardo Yorba Ranchhouse to make it a redirect to Yorba Hacienda, with your assurance that everything relevant in the ranchhouse article is in the hacienda article.   Will Beback  talk  19:36, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

I checked it (I have been working on the Yorba's - Bernardo Yorba and José Antonio Yorba). There was almost nothing in Don Bernardo Yorba Ranchhouse about the the Ranchhouse. No other article referenced it. Yorba Hacienda is a good article.
Don't know how you do it all. Thanks.Emargie (talk) 20:57, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Santa Monica historic sites list, more[edit]

Hi, i noticed you adding something to the California Historical Landmarks list article, then i see you've recently created and developed List of City of Santa Monica Designated Historic Landmarks. Nice job!

Please consider joining newish Wikipedia:WikiProject Historic sites, and its new task force on California historic sites, such as the Santa Monica ones. Either way, it would be great if you would post some announcement of your work/interest at the California task force's Talk area (shortcut wp:CALHSITES). And keep up the good work! doncram (talk) 20:53, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Doncram, I am still a newbie here - but interested in helping. Please feel free to comment / contact me. Thanks.Emargie (talk) 21:26, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Hi, you're doing great. You can respond to Talk here on your Talk page, or on the Talk page of the person who posted. It's confusing, not clear how it is done generally, and different people do it different ways. But if someone else initiated the conversation, you can pretty much count on them following here. I'll "watchlist" this page, anyhow, for a while. doncram (talk) 00:38, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. That helps (knowing that it is not clear - that it's not just me).Emargie (talk) 17:54, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

List of City of Santa Monica Designated Historic Landmarks[edit]

Outstanding work in putting together the list of Santa Monica designated landmarks! Cbl62 (talk) 20:58, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. Of course I was following (stealing from) your pages San Diego, Long Beach & San Francisco articles! Emargie (talk) 21:16, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

List of Ranchos[edit]

Discussing it on the article's talk pages is exactly the right thing to do. Don't count of getting a clear consensus any time soon. I have no other advice for you at this time. --Stepheng3 (talk) 22:30, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

About the California-wide list of Ranchos: I think it is definitely great to have a complete list. That will be a great reference. It is not so clear that every one of the ranchos needs a separate article though. So, I would hope you'd work on the most notable ones, the ones having plenty of available documentation. For less notable ones, where little info is available, you might want to just provide a short description in the list-article, and just name them without making a wikilink. That would avoid AfD fights. doncram (talk) 00:41, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
That is a helpful suggestion. I will think about what columns the list should have, and put it on the talk page before I start again. I am beginning to see why EKLA had all of those re-directs in the old table - to provide blue links in linked articles, without creating pages.Emargie (talk) 17:54, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Rancho Dominguez Adobe[edit]

I just stumbled upon your article by accident. I'll probably fill in more information about the building at some time in the future.

You probably know that many of the rancho adobes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

From somewhere within the Rancho San Pascual, Einbierbitte (talk) 20:29, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

History of the Valley[edit]

Thanks for your edits to History of the San Fernando Valley to 1915 - I missed those. There are tons of new articles we could use branching off of this. Always more to do ... :-) - PKM (talk) 18:55, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Great job on the article. I thought you were done - but I see lots more good additions today.Emargie (talk) 19:11, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Ranchos[edit]

On List of Ranchos of California, it looks like there's something weird with the opening paragraph...

Do you have access to Beck and Haase's Historical Atlas of California (either edition) or the new one by Derek Hayes? I think they all have complete tables of the Ranchos by county.

El Escorpión is fun; Miguel Leonis of the Leonis Adobe acquired it by "marrying a Chumash woman" (presumably Espiritu Chujilla though my source doesn't say so) (it's part of the "much of the west end of the San Fernando Valley" that he controlled). It needs an article of its own one of these days, and it's on the Hall map so I can do the tinted-overlay thing for that one as well.

Glad you like the SFV history; I've wanted to do it for a long time, but there's so much material I kept putting it off. - PKM (talk) 02:46, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I did the map, highlighted the rancho and El Camino Real... File:Rancho El Escorpion Hall Map 1880.png - PKM (talk) 03:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Rancho El Sur[edit]

Hi - Thanks for your note. My knowledge of other ranchos outside of the central California coast is limited, but I'll help out as I can. Scooterboss (talk) 00:06, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Juan Francisco Reyes (soldier)[edit]

No eyebrows would be raised by your deleting a PROD tag. The whole point of those is to have an expeditious way of deleting articles that no one thinks should remain. Anyone can delete them, which still eaves the door open for traditional deletion discusions at WP:AFD. Incidentally the editor who placed the tag erred by not informing the article creator of the PROD. I've now removed the tag because, after a review, it appears to me that the subject is notable due to the number so sources and his role in Los Angeles history.   Will Beback  talk  21:28, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Glad to see this was kept. It can still use some expansion (sources suggest that Reyes did not have a grant for the original Rancho Encino, but rather was "squatting" on the property and was pressured to give the land to the padres, or else. - PKM (talk) 17:05, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again PKM. I will look into it. (I am also looking into the books you recommended for ranchos). I know the Reyes page has some problems (starting with the title), but I guess it is useful as a place holder - till someone like you can come in a write a real article.Emargie (talk) 18:00, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Ha! - PKM (talk) 02:16, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Spanish and Mexican land grants, ranchos, etc.[edit]

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In recognition of your first seven months of fantastic contributions to the knowledge of California history in relation to its historic ranchos and land grants. Binksternet (talk) 20:22, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Non-free Rancho San Marcos Material[edit]

I just removed a chunk of content from Rancho San Marcos because I found it at http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/golf/ranchosanmarcos/. The terms of use for that site don't seem to jive with the CC-BY-SA license.—C45207 | Talk 02:59, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Rancho Los Medanos and Rancho Los Meganos[edit]

I added two of your recent articles to Template talk:Did you know, and I changed the position of one reference so that the "New York Ranch" bit was more obviously supported. Thanks for making so many new articles about ranchos! Binksternet (talk) 15:23, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Rancho Los Meganos[edit]

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Rancho Las Juntas[edit]

I volunteered your newest article at Template_talk:Did_you_know#Rancho_Las_Juntas. :) Binksternet (talk) 21:29, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Rancho Los Medanos[edit]

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DYK for Rancho Las Juntas[edit]

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Rancho Las Putas[edit]

I held myself back from using various interpretations of "Las Putas" as the hook for the listing at Template_talk:Did_you_know#Rancho Las Putas. Am I losing my touch? :P Binksternet (talk) 08:41, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Let's see how many hits we get. The article looks great, good job - it must be the definitive article on this subject.Emargie (talk) 17:37, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
I think there's still room for improvement on the article. I'm not entirely certain about the sequence of how the Berreyesa brothers lost the Rancho—there are conflicting sources, and not enough detail. When was their first parcel sold? How many did they sell? What kind of gambling was going on? What were the details surrounding the 20,000 acre auction? Also: when did their dad die? What happened to his adobe? Did the brothers lose the four square miles they tried to keep? Did the relatives win any court battles? Did the brothers die on their own property? Where did all the descendants go off to?
An article should be written about the triumphs and travails of the entire Berrelesa/Berrelleza/Berryessa clan in California: Berreyesa family. Binksternet (talk) 20:16, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
There is some more (dead) Berreyesas over here Rancho Canada de Capay.Emargie (talk) 02:22, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Rancho Jurupa[edit]

Hi Emargie. Please take a look at Rancho Jurupa. I thought it would be a good idea to create an infobox for each Rancho, although I'm not sure I used the best template. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I'm OK if you want to remove the one I inserted, but I do think an infobox would be a good idea. Maybe we need to design one specifically for the Ranchos. MissionInn.Jim (talk) 04:39, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

MissionInn.Jim, I think a info box for each each Rancho is a great idea. The Rancho's don't really exist any more, and info box you have is not quite right - cross between a region and a historic site. Why don't we work on one - should include the info in the List of Ranchos of California table. We can use Rancho Jurupa as a test. When we get it done, we can seek a wider consensus. Then use it for the rest of the Ranchos. Thanks. Emargie (talk) 15:06, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
I started looking at what it would take to set up a new template, and it seems a little involved. Do you know of anyone that has experience with templates that and can assist. In the meantime, I don't mind drafting a proposed outline. I'll set something up in my sandbox when I get a chance. MissionInn.Jim (talk) 13:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Rancho Las Putas[edit]

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Re: Rancho Coordinates[edit]

Thanks for your cooperation. --Stepheng3 (talk) 20:51, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

One square league[edit]

I've seen various conversions for one square league, including 4458, 4438 and 4428 acres. Any insight? Binksternet (talk) 15:38, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

The grants were very vaguely defined by geographic features and given in spanish leagues (which would be the 4428 number). But the league number just a general guide and we are talking large areas - 1 league is about 7 sq miles (640 acres to the sq. mile). So "1 league" could turn out to be different from 4428 acres. For the US land commission, the grants were surveyed in acres - to 2 decimal places.Emargie (talk) 16:04, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Sounds like each grant was unique. Binksternet (talk) 16:32, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Help on Berreyesa DYK entries[edit]

I could use some of your expert help at Template_talk:Did_you_know. If you go there and scroll almost all the way down, you could enter a comment at the Berreyesa family entry and at the José de los Reyes Berreyesa entry. If you think either or both of the articles are good enough to appear on the main page, please add {{subst:DYKtick}} (which appears as a green check mark Symbol confirmed.svg ) and your comment about approving. If nobody approves the articles, I fear they will fall off the bottom of the page and not appear as DYKs. Thanks! Binksternet (talk) 18:18, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Rancho Sausal[edit]

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Re: Atascadero Creek[edit]

Thanks for the "heads up". Clearly the article needs to be split into two, and a disambiguation page set up. I could get to this in a few days, or you can do it. Cheers, --16:58, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Done. Piece o' cake. Cheers, --Stepheng3 (talk) 18:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
I always refer to Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers#Naming when I'm unsure. --Stepheng3 (talk) 19:01, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

California Ranchos[edit]

You're welcome. Always glad to help. Rpyle731talk 06:14, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Rancho Camulos[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found some concerns with the referencing which you can see at Talk:Rancho Camulos/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 20:35, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

William Leidesdorff[edit]

Thanks for your comments!- there is more to do, but it's good to see the work is noticed.--Parkwells (talk) 14:59, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Rancho Monserate DYK[edit]

I added some exciting stuff to your new Rancho Monserate article and I submitted it to "Did you know" at T:TDYK#Rancho_Monserate. It continues to amaze me that you don't submit articles yourself! So many are so good. Ah well... Binksternet (talk) 18:16, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Long List Bing[edit]

I don't use Bing, but I assume this is a limitation of their services, not the template. Still, no harm in asking over at the {{kml}} page. --Stepheng3 (talk) 05:31, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

California Star editor[edit]

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Rancho Agua Hedionda[edit]

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California articles[edit]

Thanks for your comments on my editing, and congratulations on your many excellent "rancho" articles. You keep pulling me in to read another one!--Parkwells (talk) 00:35, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

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Two ranchos at DYK[edit]

I put two of your new articles up at Template talk:Did you know, two that contained a bit of colorful history. Your creative output continues to amaze me. Cheers! Binksternet (talk) 02:34, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Rancho New Helvetia[edit]

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Rancho Guadalasca[edit]

Hi Emargie. I have no idea if I'm doing this talk page right. I recieved your message about the Rancho Guadalasca page and am not wiki savy just yet so I hope this is right. I believe everything I have added to the page is on topic and relevant. Your contribution was simply the definition of the land grant, but I am providing a detailed history and time line so that users may become more familiar with the piece of land. Just defining it and giving the names of the land owners isn't enough information. The information I provided is research done by the California State University Channel Islands and, other than it being a source, I don't see how you think my addition is more about the University than the land. The land is now being utilized for the University and that is all I stated about it. I provided the history of the land before it became the rancho, how it became the rancho, what it is, who it was purchased by and why, as well as the archaeological finds that have been collected there. All of the information you provided previously is still encorporated into the page, I just simply gave it more detail. My contribution to the page is a homework assignment. If you really feel the need to delete all of my hard work and keep our eager users in the dark about the details of the rancho, then that is your decision. But please wait until Wednesday to delete our work so we can show our professor first. I do, however, believe it is a great addition and provides greater insight for viewers who want to know the history of the grant. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stephjol (talkcontribs) 23:36, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Louis Rubidoux[edit]

Emergie; Your recent change under Louis Rubidoux includes the comment "sucessful, but not that sucessful". I suspect you were thinking that the article was saying Rubidoux was the second Mayor of LA, but what the statement actually said was that Benjamin Wilson, the man that Rubidoux purchased his property from, was the the second mayor of LA. Do you have information to the contrary, or am I misunderstanding your comment? MissionInn.Jim (talk) 06:04, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

After reading again, I see you removed that he was one of the most successful ranchers in CA. I am OK with that. MissionInn.Jim (talk) 06:22, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

José Estudillo[edit]

Sorry about that - the evidence appeared to point to them being the same person (their portraits show the family resemblance) but on reading more carefully, I saw that they were brothers. I've now also created a disambiguation page to help make that clear.

I don't usually mess around with articles on subjects I don't know about - however, I quite often come across duplicate biographies by chance when I'm looking through the "births" and "deaths" categories. Deb (talk) 17:39, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Rancho El Escorpión[edit]

Hi Emargie ! Thank you for creating the Rancho El Escorpión article. Since my first well intentioned but misguided ("oh-be kind to newbies") rewrite of 24 February I've discovered your incredible work on so many ranchos. Wonderful and appreciated. On El Escorpión & my interest: I grew up on one of its boundaries when it was still undeveloped with old Valley Oaks & its adobes. However didn't know of the rancho's name/history then (probably few locals did besides Kathleen Beachy and Mary Orcutt). Around 2000 'by accident' did learn - wow.

Since then have researched it a lot, but casually without 'citation' records. Hence most of my Feb. 24 first un-cited changes, I'm sorry. Been busy, since your appropriate revert back to verifiable info, retracing research steps. I respect your having a continuity of form for all the rancho articles. No disrespectful intentions with this submission. A first pass getting new verifiable info out. Will improve footnote formatting and get more p. & pp. info entered. Please let me know about any concerns you have. I just figured out 'talk-page' about Rancho E.E, and so sorry for previous edits without my explaining. Again, thank you so much for your great efforts.---Look2See1 (talk) 23:22, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

  • You may be well aware of the Library of Congress HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey) resource, in case you aren't its home page is @ [1] . There may be history-plans-photos info on other ranchos etc.Look2See1 (talk) 23:22, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

you deserve an award[edit]

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For your spectacular work on providing sources for the California Rancho articles. SaltyBoatr (talk) 20:35, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Well deserved! Binksternet (talk) 07:18, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Your rollback request[edit]

Hello Emargie, I have granted rollback rights to your account in accordance with your request. Please be aware that rollback should be used to revert vandalism/spam/blatantly unconstructive edits, and that using it to revert anything else (such as by revert-warring or reverting edits you disagree with) can lead to it being removed from your account...sometimes without any warning, depending on the admin who becomes aware of any misuse. If you think an edit should require a reason for reverting, then don't use rollback and instead, use a manual edit summary. For practice, you may wish to see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 23:24, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Verdugo[edit]

Hi - I have a question about the spelling of Verdugo's name. See Talk:José María Verdugo#Accents.   Will Beback  talk  22:05, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

OK. I had checked the sources that I could and didn't see any accents. It's all good.   Will Beback  talk  22:31, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Pierre Sainsevain[edit]

I've found a few problems — hopefully ones that can easily be addressed — in reviewing the nomination at T:TDYK. Could you check this and try to fix them? Please note that you've made it seem that Sainsevain's wife is still alive, because she has no death date nor an indication that her death date is unknown :-) Nyttend (talk) 13:00, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words :-) Are you sure that you can't simply attribute the uncited paragraphs to the sources that are already there? I really don't want to reject the nomination if I can help it. Nyttend (talk) 17:45, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Ex-Map de San Fernando[edit]

Hi Emargie, First, an immense and generous thank you for the ranchos topic idea and individual articles' efforts you share. They are one of the most wonderful wiki-resources I use.

Just spent awhile trying to determine present day Toluca Lake, California's rancho provenance, with the 1880 and 1889 maps in articles of 'R. Provedencia' - 'R. Cahuenga' - 'R. Ex-Mission' - & 'Valley to 1915' giving a clue (that Tujunga Wash & L.A. River do shift). In process added the 1880 Valley Map of File:San Fernando Valley all Hall Map 1880.png to R. Ex-Mission page, per your review.

San Fernando Valley all Hall Map 1880.png

Is it correct that most of Toluca Lake was in Mission & Ex-Mission lands, with easternmost part in Provedencia? The actual lake is shown in some vintage maps. Contemporary maps show a whole diagonal shift of street grid (city of Burbank ?), that may align with R. Prov. orig. west boundary ? Why those 1800s cartographers couldn't put future site of 101, Brand Blvd. etc. on their maps.......----Thanks again, Look2See1 t a l k → 18:24, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Pierre Sainsevain[edit]

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re: Category:Ranchos of Los Angeles County, California & ?[edit]

Hi Emargie, read your message and do not understand the "category question" - there is a new Category:Ranchos of Los Angeles County, California under parent categories of Category:History of Los Angeles County, California and Category:California ranchos. I chose to leave individual articles also in Category:Geography of Los Angeles County, California at least until completed with new L.A. tags. Was going to ask you if one should leave that tag even after done, since all the statewide ranchos articles are individually in each county's geography category, and some people might always look there for them ? What is the problem please ?

Please try to be kind in tone in your communication. It's because you have done an amazing job of so many articles for L.A. that it is more than one setting to corral them all under the new tag. It will be finished, but meanwhile, per above, none are lost. Do you have questions or issues underlying your sharp tone? Please ask-talk ! - as you have an appreciative and loyal "fan" here. My "good intentions" are only to bring more access to your incredible "ranchos resource". Respectfully, & with thanks----Look2See1 t a l k → 01:13, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

By the way per: "you might note that he replaced" - I was the one today that replaced-removed MissionJim's "perhaps over parenting category tags" - including the 'Category:Geography of Riverside County' from 'Category:Ranchos of R.C.', since individual articles were there already (check its history of edits to confirm or improve). I do think his and my efforts are useful, different readers access info by very different routes. Currently trying to find a rancho for a specific location, ie: San Rafael Hills - who was here ? - is a long scroll of the big list. It's wonderful and very interesting when one has the time, but inadequate for efficient research otherwise. Part of why all the L.A. articles are not tagged to new Category is the list format's search & hunt needs. Please understand the list is fine !, but some of us need another route too. As above, please share ideas, criticism, ideas, etc. with compassion.---Look2See1 t a l k → 01:34, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi Emargie: Does your preceding 02:01-8 July post not respond to my 01:34-8 July one just before it, due to "cross-edit"? Can't find answers to my questions or its reflecting information updates? -Your use of wiki-linked County geographic locations in List of Ranchos of California table's right column is simply being replicated to group articles for efficient finding (with Counties used as general guide, not for boundaries). Will follow your suggestion to delete Category:Geography of Los Angeles County, California from them, when all are in Category:Ranchos of Los Angeles County, California. Thanks for responses before.---Look2See1 t a l k → 22:45, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, had overlooked your question on Rancho Los Coyotes, I'd mis-added the [Cat:L.A. County-Ranchos] to it & will remove it, & leave [Cat:Orange-Geography].---thanks---Look2See1 t a l k → 19:33, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

You rock!!![edit]

Just stumbled across all your fab work on L.A./Cali history. Wonderful. Keep it up. Best, jengod (talk) 04:54, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

1st Regiment of New York Volunteers[edit]

1st Regiment of New York Volunteers, for service in California and during the war with Mexico article is up now. Need to fill in the Todos Santos link and there are other bios to be written about some of the members of this Regiment, but its there to be refered to and linked to. Thanks for your kind words. Asiaticus (talk) 05:42, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Missing you[edit]

Three months with no new edits! I hope you are well. Your presence here is missed. Binksternet (talk) 04:07, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

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Rancho Los Laureles (Ransom)[edit]

The History section seems to be largely about Colonel Leander Ransom and not this rancho. It's not said why the land ends up being transferred from Jose Agricio, though I suspect from the timeline that it became property of the US as spoils of war and then was granted to Ransom. The comment "the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored" seems to say, though, that existing grants would be honored, which would then prompt one to ask how/why Ransom got it.

Can I suggest that the second graph under History be moved to a new page for Colonel Leander Ransom and that the (Ransom) be dropped from the title to this page? There are a number of pages that can then be linked to the new Ransom page (is there a tool to do this automatically)? Clarification of the timeline and how/why the land was transferred to Ransom would help, too. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlanM1 (talkcontribs) 05:45, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

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Possible mistake?[edit]

Hello. In http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Indiana_Colony&diff=292964778&oldid=273139138 , You changed the text from Meyer J. Newmark to Harris Newmark with the explanation that Harris Newmark owned the rancho, but isn't it possible that it was Meyer J. Newmark who was negotiating for the Indiana Colony people on behalf of Harris? http://encycl.opentopia.com/term/Indiana_Colony. Do you have any knowledge of who Meyer J. Newmark actually was? Thank you, and I hope to hear from you on this page. Sincerely, your friend, GeorgeLouis (talk) 06:49, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

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