1878: Good Rain Year: Drought Broken

1878 – Good rain year.

Julia Bolado Memoirs.

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1875-1877: Drought

Drought in San Benito County began in 1875: per Julia Bolado's memoirs.

Published in: on November 1, 1875 at 7:57 am  Leave a Comment  

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

Published in: on January 1, 1864 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

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

Published in: on January 1, 1864 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment