Unauthorized Dwellings 17

Are the entire populations of San Francisco and Sacramento squatters? One person, John Sutter, believed so.

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     Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 30, 2021
     Category: Lawsuits | Unauthorized Dwellings | North America | Nineteenth Century

That would be a mighty big farm, to stretch from San Francisco to Sacramento. Hard to see how one family could work it all. I guess the state figured they didn't have to cough up the $25 MM if they gave him all the land. The story left out the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court denied validity of the land grant.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/30/21 at 09:35 AM
I suspect this is a little exaggerated. In any case, Sutter’s treatment of the Indians was so bad that he probably deserved any bad fortune that came his way (at least if you can believe his Wikipedia article).
Posted by ges on 06/30/21 at 12:43 PM
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