Jack T. Taylor bought land in the 1960s and began logging in the mountainous area where his land was situated, which historically had been used by the Hispanos who lived on adjoining pieces of property in the vicinity. His logging operation not only interfered with the San Luis residents' common use rights but also caused erosion that damaged the watershed supplying the acequias they relied on to irrigate their farmlands. The San Luis residents believed they influenced this right to use the land because the original owner, Carlos Beaubien, had conveyed these usufructuary rights to their families in 1863. Beaubien had received a land grant from the Mexican government in the early 1840s, and Goldstein argued that the Mexican government had given Beaubien the land on the condition that Beaubien settles this frontier location by inducing families to live there. This common use rights concept was one of the most alluring aspects of living in the region.
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