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Rancho Cueros de Venado

Rancho Cueros de Venado ("Hides of Deer") was an 1835 land grant in the vicinity of the Pueblo of San Diego of Alta California, and whose site is in present-day Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico.

An expediente was submitted in August 29, 1835.[1] The rancho was owned and occupied by Juan María Marrón in 1836.

The rancho was already established in 1836 when it was attacked by the Kumeyaay people at the beginning of their hostilities against the ranchos of the San Diego region. Its defenders managed to kill several of the attackers and repelled the raid.[2] The grant, being wholly in Mexican territory, was never presented before the Land Commission of the state of California.[3]

The rancho was located in the mountains southeast of the Rancho Tía Juana and northeast of the Rancho El Rosario within the strip of Alta California left to Mexico by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Rancho Curero de Venedo is noted as still being in existence in a report of settlements and ranchos in Baja California Norte in 1906, indicating that the grant was confirmed by the Mexican government like the Rancho Tía Juana in the 1880s.[4]

The rancho's region in the southeast of the Tijuana Municipality still bears the name "Cueros de Venedo".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biennial Report of the Surveyor-General of the State of California, California Surveyor General's Office, California State Printing Office, 1873, p.237. See List of Unclaimed Grants
  2. ^ Historia Baja, Chapter 18, p.11 Archived 2005-05-25 at the Wayback Machine from consag.tij.uia.mx/ebooks/historia_baja accessed May 31, 2014
  3. ^ Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak, Frances Fuller Victor, William Nemos, History of California, Volume 20: History of California (1825-1840), History Company, San Francisco, 1886, p.611, note 7
  4. ^ Dirección General de Estadística, División territorial de la República Mexicana, Volume 4, Estados del Pacifico, Secretaría de Fomento, Mexico, 1907, p.318
  5. ^ Zona Cueros de Venedo Archived 2014-06-05 at the Wayback Machine from implantijuana.org accessed May 31, 2014.