The Peralta Grant: James Addison Reaves and the Barony of Arizona

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Powell, Donald , “The Peralta Grant: James Addison Reaves and the Barony of Arizona ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed November 22, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/225.

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The Peralta Grant: James Addison Reaves and the Barony of Arizona

Description

James Addison Reavis (1843-1914), a former soldier, teacher, and journalist, saved his best occupation for last—Baron of Arizona. A self-taught forger from his earliest days, he feasted on a main course at the Court of Private Land Claims to the taste of millions of dollars. In 1883, he filed claim in the Office of the U.S. Surveyor General to the Peralta Grant in Arizona and New Mexico, which he estimated to extend 235 miles from east to west and 75 miles from north to south, taking in the water and mineral rights from Phoenix to Silver City.
--Roger Myers.

Creator

Powell, Donald

Publisher

Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1960.

Date

1960

Format

xiii, 186 p. illus., ports., maps. 21 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

H9791 R28z P882 Sp Coll