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Mission Trail Nature Preserve/Flanders Mansion Walk - Part 2

Mission Trail Nature Preserve/Flanders Mansion Walk - Part 2, Carmel, California (B)

In the 1830's under Mexican rule, a number of ranchos were created around Carmel Mission. One of those ranchos was Cañada de la Segunda granted to Lazaro Soto in 1839 (yellow highlight).

His land encompassed 4,367 acres northeast of the mission. In 1851, Soto sold the rancho to Andrew Randall for $500. Randall got himself a little bit behind with some of his creditors and was murdered in a San Francisco hotel in 1856. Mr. Randall's land was subsequently aquired by his attorney, Fletcher M. Haight, in 1859. 

Mr. Haight needed money and took out a loan for $4,000 with Lloyd Tevis in 1862. Four years later, Mr. Tevis bought the land from Mr. Haight for (an additional) $11,950. 

In 1869 Faxon Dean Atherton (namesake of Atherton California) purchased the land. At his death in 1877 title transfered to his wife, Dominga Doni de Atherton who in 1888 hired William Hatton to manage her holdings. By 1892 the enterprising Hatton had purchased the land from Dominga. The picture above shows Hatton Fields in 1921, what would become the Flanders Mansion backyard.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mission Trail Nature Preserve/Flanders Mansion Walk - Part 2
Guide Location: USA » Carmel
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
Read it on Author's Website: http://carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com/2012/10/mission-trail-nature-preserve-flanders_9.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • the second half of our tour
  • Hatton Road
  • carriage house
  • entrance to the home
  • Juniper archway
  • Carmel Mission