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San Rafael de la Zanja Land Grant

Manuscript of the Translation of the Surveyor-General of Arizona of the Expediente, front cover

The San Rafael de la Zanja ranch was owned by the San Rafael Cattle Co. However, Alfred A. Green lodged a challenge to the title. The collection includes letters, copies of legal documents, maps, and survey notes and other materials chiefly relating to the claims of Green. Includes a map and survey notes by George J. Roskruge; a typescript record book of correspondence and testimony dating from 1880 to 1885; survey and map of mines in the area, a copy of by-laws of the San Rafael Cattle Company; and a list of mines on the ranch including mining towns of Harshaw, Mowry, Washington Camp, and La Naria.

The San Rafael de la Zanja ranch was owned by the San Rafael Cattle Co