Well, On Granny’s Trail just topped 16,000 views, so to celebrate this random achievement, I decided to share a fun podcast with you from Stuff You Missed in History Class that will help you learn a little more about the Western States. Stuff You Missed in History Class researched the true story and presented their findings in this podcast.
It’s called “The Peralta Grant and the Baron of Arizona,” and is quite entertaining. It’s about a determined would-be swindler and how he nearly acquired an enormous portion of Arizona for himself. Genealogists will be interested in his creative forgery and the prodigious amount of “proof” he produced to claim his grant.
And to think my ancestors might have ended up with this guy (James Addison Reaves, not Vincent Price) as their landlord!
You can also check out the link to the blog post about this podcast for a few more resources on the topic.
Enjoy the podcast, and thanks for following On Granny’s Trail!