1863-1864 Winter: Drought

1863 – Little rain – cattle starved.

Source: Isaac Mylar, p. 140; "scarcely a drop of rain in the winter of 63-64"

"Plains of the San Joaquin were strewn with horse, cattle and sheep carcasses. Quarter of the state's livestock perished.

Source: One Man Show: Henry Miller – Charles Sawyer – 2003 p. 28

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1864: Bolado’s firm lost 14,000 cattle at San Luis Gonzaga, 1000 horses & 3000 cattle lost in Quien Sabe Ranch

1864: Joaquin Bolado's firm lost 14,000 cattle at San Luis Gonzaga. 1000 horses & 3000 cattle were lost in Quien Sabe Ranch (before he purchased it).

Source: Central California History, Lewis Publishing, 1893

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1864-1866: Joaquin and Julia Abrego de Bolado went to Europe with the Barons

“In 1864 Mr. William Baron invited my father and mother (Joaquin Bolado & Julia Abrego de Bolado) to be his guest on a trip to Europe. Chartering a vessel they went by way of Panama and Aspinwall (Colon), and crossed the Isthmus where another vessel was waiting to take them to Liverpool. The party consisted of all the Baron and Walkinshaw connections – twenty-four in all.

In London my parents left the Baron party and went on to France, Germany and then to Spain to see my father’s relatives, his father had died – but his dear little old mother lived to see her son once more.

They spent two years in Europe and on my father’s return he found that California had been indulging in a terrible drought, all his cattle dead, and he had to begin all over again.”

Source: Julia (Dulce) Bolado Memoir

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