Dorland Tract

In 1887, John S. Keefer bought 20 acres of property, which was located in   Lot 70 of Elias J. Baldwin’s Santa Anita Tract.  He subdivided it, and   named it J.S. Keefers’s Oak Grove #2.  No subdivision map exists of Oak Grove Subdivision #2.

In  1889, Linda Dorland, wife of   former mayor of Monrovia Chester P. Dorland , purchased a number of   acres within that subdivision.  The 1890 tax records show that the  Dorlands owned 32 of the 42 lots listed as Oak Grove 2 Subdivision.  By  1891, C.P. Dorland and his wife Linda owned 68 of the 104 lots in the  Oak Grove 2 Subdivision, and in 1893, Dorland had his property  re-platted as the Dorland Tract.

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