Testing and Data Recovery: Perez Ranch, Chapter 3
Chapter 3: The Pérez Farm and Ranch
Kay Hindes, Bruce K. Moses, Jon J. Dowling, and Jennifer L. Thompson
During the mid-1700s, most families in San Antonio de Béxar were able to grow at least some food on roughly an acre of land, but some more fortunate families were able to gain access to either irrigated farmland or open grazing land for livestock. This chapter provides a brief overview of the general history of the area and discusses the organization and activities pertaining to types of communal landholdings in the eighteenth century. It encompasses an overview of farming and ranching activities, as well as property ownership of the Pérez Ranch. This chapter includes portions of a manuscript written by Kay Hindes. Read more.