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The Resource The Casads : a pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley, by Rick Henricks

The Casads : a pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley, by Rick Henricks

Label
The Casads : a pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley
Title
The Casads
Title remainder
a pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley
Statement of responsibility
by Rick Henricks
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a history of the Casad family that traces its movement from Ohio to New Mexico by way of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and California. The principle family members are Thomas Casad and his second wife, Sarah Van Winkle Casad, along with their numerous children. The book relates one family's experience with agriculture, coal mining, and milling on the Illinois prairie, where Thomas founded the town of Summerfield in St. Clair County, and its migration west as far as Kansas. There, Thomas Casad killed a man and became a fugitive from justice fleeing with his family to southern California by way of the Isthmus of Panama. This rash act also cost him a considerable fortune. After settling near Santa Ana, Casad built the first two-story home in Orange County. As he had been everywhere he lived, Thomas Casad was a very active Mason in California. Trouble with a neighbor led to precipitous flight to the southwest where a snowstorm halted the family in New Mexico. His hasty departure also resulted in the loss of another substantial fortune. The Casads settled in Mesilla and, in short order, Thomas Casad was recognized as one of the leading agriculturalists in southern New Mexico. Casad is credited with the introduction of large-scale production of alfalfa in the region and improving local livestock. He was a newspaper editor and columnist specializing in spreading innovative agricultural techniques. He also was a noted miller in Donã Ana and Chamberino. His purchase of almost 10,000 acres of the Brazito made him one of the largest landowners in the Mesilla Valley. Because he died intestate, his estate became embroiled in a twenty-year struggle to settle title to this Spanish land grant -- Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978/.020222
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F802.M4
LC item number
H46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Casads : a pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley, by Rick Henricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-163) and index
Contents
Origins -- Greene County, Ohio -- The Illinois prairie -- Missouri and Kansas -- Flight from justice -- A new life in Southern California -- A new beginning in New Mexico : Mesilla Valley -- Sallie Van, Mesilla Valley matriarch -- New Mexico, Brazito
Control code
774147812
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781936744022
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000179
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2-3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in copy 2: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. Copy 3: Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 6 July 2012. Item laid in copy 3: 1 letter addressing Marc Simmons from author. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)774147812
Label
The Casads : a pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley, by Rick Henricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-163) and index
Contents
Origins -- Greene County, Ohio -- The Illinois prairie -- Missouri and Kansas -- Flight from justice -- A new life in Southern California -- A new beginning in New Mexico : Mesilla Valley -- Sallie Van, Mesilla Valley matriarch -- New Mexico, Brazito
Control code
774147812
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781936744022
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000179
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2-3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in copy 2: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. Copy 3: Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 6 July 2012. Item laid in copy 3: 1 letter addressing Marc Simmons from author. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)774147812

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