Top 20 Landholders in Fresno County pre-1892

This file contains all patents filed by the twenty largest landholders in Fresno County at the end of 1891, as measured in number of patents filed. At the time that Thomas Thompson's county atlas was produced, many of them had sold their land. However, their presence had profoundly impacted settlement patterns in Fresno County, and there was a negative correlation between the land that they had initially held and so called markers of development, like schools and post offices.

For further analyses and commentary, please read Cameron Ormsby's article "Land Speculation in Fresno County: 1860-1891" at the following address: http:[edited] Fresno County Atlas (1891) created by Thomas H. Thompson, Land Patent Database from State of California

Credits:

The study was conducted at Stanford's Spatial History Lab (spatialhistory.stanford.edu). The research was made possible through funding provided by NSF Award 0820501, Mellon Distinguished Professor Grant (Richard White), and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford. Historical research and digitization completed by Cameron Ormsby (cormsby@stanford.edu) in Summer 2010. Technical support and project management by Erik Steiner (ebs110@stanford.edu). Additional support provided by Kathy Harris, Jake Coolidge, Killeen Hanson, Evgenia Schneider, and Daniel Meyer.

Access and use limitations:

The reuse and adaptation of this data is encouraged for scholarly work. Its commercial use is strictly prohibited. Kindly inform the authors of any adaptations or modifications made to improve the quality of the data.

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