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Production of hay and small grains dominated the 1850s in this area.
The Spanish and Mexican periods produced no events, or settlements in the area.
These plots were usually identified by local landmarks and terrain characteristics, rather than by the neat orderly lines of an official survey-such as the orderly blocks (lettered and numbered) that define the original streets of central Sacramento.
Later, when these lands were subdivided for suburban occupations, those original borders created odd shaped plots and lots that are still a defining characteristic of the landscape.
During the first years of the gold rush (1850-51) some settlers came to the Oak Park area, but they could not establish title to the lands they occupied until 1865 when a United States government survey was completed.
However, they could set out fences and markers and occupy their plots by Preemptive Right.