Times Past

April 20, 2013 3:30 PM

Rancheros and the short era of big cattle ranching

Virtually all of the 22 Mexican land grants issued for San Luis Obispo County during the period 1840-1846 transitioned from variegated agriculture to cattle raising. San Luis Obispo was becoming a “cow county.”

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About Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.

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