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History of San Diego, 1542-1908

MISSION INDIAN LANDS

Extracts from Executive Order, dated Washington, D. C., January 7, 1876, making reservation of tracts for the permanent use and occupation of the Mission Indians in Southern Cali­fornia:

“Potrero”—Including Rincon, Gapich, and La Joyo: Town­ship 10, south range 1 east; sections 16, 23, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and fractional sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.

“Cahuilla”—township 7, south range 2 east; sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36; township 7, south range 3 east; sec­tions 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35; township 8, south range 2 east; sections 1, 2, 3, and 4; township 8, south range 3 east, sections 31 and 32; township 15, south range 2 east, sec­tions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

“Capitan Grande”—township 14, south range 2 east, sections 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36; township 14, south range 3 east, see­tions 31 and 32; township 15, south range 2 east, sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; township 15, south range 3 east, sec­tions 5 and 6.

“Santa Ysabel” (including Mesa Grande)—township 11, south range 2 cast, south half of section 21, northwest quarter and east half of section 28, and sections 25, 26, and 27; township 11, south range 3 east, sections 25, 26, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and fractional sections 29, 30, and 32; township 12, south range 2 east, sections 3, 10, 14, 15, and fractional section 13; township 12, south range 2 east, sections 1, 2, 12, and fractional sections 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, and 14.

“Pala”—township 8, south range 2 west, northeast quarter of section 33, and north half of north half of section 34.

“Agua Caliente”—township 10, south range 3 east, south­east quarter of section 23, southwest quarter of section 24, west half of section 25, and east half of section 26.

“Lycuan”—township 16, south range 1 east, northeast quar­ter of section 13.

“Maja”—township 13, south range 3 east, northeast quarter of section 35.

“Cosmet”—township 13, south range 3 east, north half of northeast quarter of section 25.

 

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HISTORY OF SAN DIEGO

Main Page
Author’s Foreword
Introduction: The Historical Pre-Eminence of San Diego

PART ONE:   Period of Discovery and Mission Rule

  1. The Spanish Explorers
  2. Beginning of the Mission Epoch
  3. The Taming of the Indian
  4. The Day of Mission Greatness
  5. The End of Franciscan Rule
    Priests of San Diego Mission

PART TWO:   When Old Town Was San Diego

  1. Life on Presidio Hill Under the Spanish Flag
    List of Spanish and Mexican commandants
  2. Beginnings of Agriculture and Commerce
    List of Ranchos in San Diego County
  3. Political Life in Mexican Days
  4. Early Homes, Visitors and Families
  5. Pleasant Memories of Social Life
  6. Prominent Spanish Families
  7. The Indians’ Relations With the Settlers
    List of Mission Indian Lands
  8. San Diego in the Mexican War
  9. Public Affairs After the War
  10. Accounts of Early Visitors and Settlers
  11. Annals of the Close of Old San Diego
  12. American Families of the Early Time
  13. The Journalism of Old San Diego
  14. Abortive Attempt to Establish New San Diego

PART THREE:   The Horton Period

  1. The Founder of the Modern City
  2. Horton’s Own Story
  3. Early Railroad Efforts, Including the Texas and Pacific
  4. San Diego’s First Boom
  5. Some Aspects of Social Life

PART FOUR:   Period of “The Great Boom”

  1. Coming of the Santa Fe
  2. Phenomena of the The Great Boom
  3. Growth of Public Utilities
  4. Water Development

PART FIVE:   The Last Two Decades

  1. Local Annals, After the Boom
  2. Political Affairs and Municipal Campaigns
  3. Later Journalism and Literature [new material in second edition]
  4. The Disaster to the Bennington
  5. The Twentieth Century Days
  6. John D. Spreckels Solves the Railroad Problem

PART SIX:   Institutions of Civic Life

  1. Churches and Religious Life
  2. Schools and Education
  3. Records of the Bench and Bar
  4. Growth of the Medical Profession
  5. The Public Library
  6. Story of the City Parks
  7. The Chamber of Commerce
  8. Banks and Banking
  9. Secret, Fraternal and Other Societies
  10. Account of the Fire Department

PART SEVEN:   Miscellaneous Topics

  1. History of the San Diego Climate
  2. San Diego Bay, Harbor and River
  3. Governmental Activities
  4. The Suburbs of San Diego

Political Roster, City of San Diego
Political Roster, San Diego County