Chinese San Luis Obispo

Chinese San Luis Obispo

Presented on February 7, 1998 at the Cuesta College Forum Tong Yun Fow Chinese junks had plied the California coast long before Spanish galleons arrived, but the first recorded Chinese did not appear in San Luis Obispo County until the mid-19th century. Like most...
Land Grants

Land Grants

Between 1837 and 1846, the Governors of Mexican California made grants of land to petitioners deemed worthy citizens of the sparsely settled area that is now San Luis Obispo County. When the United States took control, property rights were protected by treaty. However, grantees were required to apply to the U.S. Land Commission for a patent on their claim, often a lengthy process. A majority of the original claims in this county were accepted by the Land Commission.