Times Past

April 20, 2013

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.