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Abel Stearns[edit]

Per Tom Patterson's Book, A Colony for California, Abel Stearns received ownership of his portion of the Rancho Jurupa in 1957, when Juan Bandini was having financial troubles. Does anyone know where the 1841 date came from? I am also interested in where the reference to Isaac Williams and James Johnson can be found. Thank you. MissionInn.Jim (talk) 13:25, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

1857 seems about right. Bandini was the sucessful claimant in 1855 (Land Case 213 SD), and died in 1859. 1841 was when Stearns married Arcadia Bandini. Boyd's "History of San Bernardino and Riverside counties" mentions Rancho Jurupa and Williams and Colonel Johnson. Hoover's "Historic spots in California" has Robidoux buying 1/2 interest from Wilson in 1848 and 1/2 interest from Williams in 1849.Emargie (talk) 19:18, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

California Silk Center Association[edit]

An entity known as the California Silk Center Association, formed by "Messrs. Provost, Cover, Pine, Stewart, Linden and others," purchased an "undivided six-tenths of his ranch" from Luis Rubidoux on November 19, 1869.[1] The fate of this nascent silk farm came to an abrupt end with the death of Mr. Provost who was "the only one of the Association who understood the silk growing business."[1] With no one available to take his place, the enterprise was "abandoned and the land placed on the market for sale."[1]

  1. ^ a b c Bynon, A.A. (1893). History and Directory of Riverside County 1893-4. Riverside, California: Riverside Daily Press. p. 14.