The first article is from the San Francisco Bulletin (24 June 1856); it describes violent acts at Rancho Las Cruces and the arrest of two of the perpetrators.
The second article (in Spanish), from Los Angeles newspaper Clamor Publico (12 July 1856), describes a series of crimes at Rancho Las Cruces in Santa Barbara.
See the 1856 Census extraction at the bottom of this webpage for more information about who lived at Rancho Las Cruces in 1856.
Las Cruces School
Las Cruces School, unknown date
Las Cruces School in 1900
Las Cruces School in 1900 with Names
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