Collections Highlights – 1866 Deed

Deed of purchase of Rancho Los Cerritos by Flint, Bixby & Co. from John Temple in 1866

The adobe house that serves as a National Historic Landmark was built by John Temple in 1844 as a headquarters for his large-scale cattle operation. He sold Rancho Los Cerritos in 1866 to the firm Flint, Bixby & Co. for $20,000. This deed includes the documentary stamp and brief property description, and was signed in San Francisco. Bixby family lore says it hung in hallway of RLC 1930-1955.

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