Tejon Ranch History Podcast Episode 4

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By Jamie Latta and Tejon Ranch. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Between 1843 and 1846, the Mexican government encouraged settlement by awarding hundreds of land grants in California. One of these five ranchos, Tejon, helped formed the nucleus of what is now known today as Tejon Ranch. The average grant size was roughly 49,000 acres, and even though the land was free, it still proved difficult for settlers. Enter, Kit Carson. Listen to find out what happened next. (Here’s a hint: gold!)

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