“October 6, 2019 – SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Archives has digitized its entire Diseños Collection, hand-drawn sketches of maps used during the land grant process before and after statehood. . . This collection contains images of 493 hand-drawn sketch maps that were originally created from 1827-1846. The hand-drawn sketch maps, or diseños, were used by the Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. governments to demonstrate land grant boundaries for individuals.”
The info above is from the Sierra Sun Times of 6 October 2019. To view the maps visit the California State Archives. I plan to spend some time looking at the maps that cover area I have visited and where relatives live today.
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