Rancho El Rosario
Rancho El Rosario, subsequently renamed Rancho Rosarito, was a land grant made to José Manuel Machado, one of the first soldiers stationed at the Presidio of San Diego. The grant was made in 1827, by Governor José María de Echeandía. It covered 11 leagues or 19,311 hectares in what is now Rosarito Beach Municipality of Baja California, Mexico, including the city of Rosarito Beach and other towns and localities in the municipality.
- Rosemary Masterson, The Machado-Silvas Family, The Journal of San Diego History, SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Winter 1969, Volume 15, Number 1, Rita Larkin, Editor.
- "The Rancho Tía Juana (Tijuana) Grant" by Antonio Padilla Corona, The Journal of San Diego History 50 (Winter/Spring 2004)
- RESUMEN HISTORICO Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, México Fundada el 14 de Mayo de 1885
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