This Land is MY Land.

Diseños were hand-drawn maps confirming ownership of Mexican land grants in the mid-1800s. Farming and cattle empires grew and shrank as Marin pioneers bought, sold, and traded diseño patented land.


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I can get carried away in research. Sometimes, I realize that what I’ve written, as fascinating as it is to me, doesn’t belong in my current book. Rather than murder my darlings, I decided to share my outtakes with you. I hope you like them as much as I did.

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