List of ranchos of California

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These California land grants were made by Spanish (1784–1810) and Mexican (1819–1846) authorities of Las Californias and Alta California to private individuals before California became part of the United States of America.wikipedia
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Alta California

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These California land grants were made by Spanish (1784–1810) and Mexican (1819–1846) authorities of Las Californias and Alta California to private individuals before California became part of the United States of America.
Most interior areas such as the Central Valley and the deserts of California remained in de facto possession of indigenous peoples until later in the Mexican era when more inland land grants were made, and especially after 1841 when overland immigrants from the United States began to settle inland areas.

Ranchos of California

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These California land grants were made by Spanish (1784–1810) and Mexican (1819–1846) authorities of Las Californias and Alta California to private individuals before California became part of the United States of America.
The Spanish and Mexican governments made a large number of concessions and land grants from 1785 to 1846.

Santa Barbara County, California

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604 of these land grants were later confirmed by the state of California, with 36 in Santa Barbara County.

Livermore, California

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The secularization and closure of the California missions, as demanded by the government of Mexico, from 1834 to 1837 transferred the land and property the missions claimed on the California coast (about 1000000 acre per mission) to about 600 extensive ranchos.

Santa Cruz, California

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The grants were made by several different governors between 1834 and 1845 (see List of Ranchos of California).

Rancho Las Camaritas

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Rancho Las Camaritas was an Alta California 18.57 acres (8 Hectare or 300 square Vara) land grant to José de Jesús Noé on January 21, 1840 by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado.

Rancho Santa Margarita

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The rancho was granted by Governor pro tem Manuel Jimeno Casarin in 1841 to Joaquín Estrada.

Rancho Nuestra Señora del Refugio

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Rancho Los Feliz

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