Tuesday, September 1, 2009

225th Anniversary of LA-area Spanish Land Grants

From Yesteryear Dancers and Los Pobladores 200:

The 225th Anniversary Year of "1784 Spanish Land Grants" in the Southland starting October 2009 and beyond

We encourage any historical/heritage/cultural sites within the original 1784 First Spanish Land Grants in California to join in celebrating our mutual 225th anniversary year, and to include this milestone as an underlying banner announcement in their publicity for any upcoming events during the next 12 months.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_San_Pedro granted in 1784 to Juan Jose Dominguez: The original Spanish land grant included what today consists of the Pacific coast cities of Los Angeles harbor, San Pedro, the Palos Verdes peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach, and east to the Los Angeles River including; the cities of Lomita, Gardena, Harbor City, Wilmington, Carson, Compton, and western portions of Long Beach and Paramount, and Dominguez Hills.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Los_Nietos granted in 1784 to Manuel Nietos: Today, parts of Long Beach, Lakewood, Downey, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Seal Beach, Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Artesia and Cerritos are located on what was once Rancho Los Nietos.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_San_Rafael granted in 1784 to Jose Marie Verdugo: Today, the rancho includes the present day cities of Glendale, Eagle Rock, La Canada, Montrose, and Verdugo City "Los Pobladores 200" descendants of the 1781 Founding Families of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles are enthused about participating as much as they are able, including providing advice about 18th c as well as 19th c history of the Southland, and Yesteryears Dancers are willing to help local docents with Colonial New Spain / Californio Mission era music & dance, if any site wishes to have a special commemoration, either for a new event or as part of an existing event.

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