Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books, 1976. First Edition. Small 4to. 293 pp. Black & white photo-reproductions; drawings by Joe Rodriquez. Tan cloth with red illustration to front board and red lettering; map endpapers. Small stain inside front board; else a fine copy. Item #19370
The history of Rancho El Tejon and early ranching in the mountains of Southern California. The author spent years interviewing the majordomo of Rancho El Tejon, Jose Jesus Lopez, to gather this unprecedented collection of historic events of the transition from the Mexican Land Grants to Ranchos of the late 1800’s.