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“THIS INDENTURE, made the 9th day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three.
BETWEEN THE CALIFORNIA-RIO GRAND LAND & STOCK CO.,
a corporation organised, acting and existing under the laws of the State of California, and having its principal place of business in the City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, State of California, the party of the first part, and
W. J. SILVEY,
L. B. DeJOINKE,
ALICE HARTMAN and
Trustees, of the County of Santa Cruz, State of California, the parties of the second part,”
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“The above described property is conveyed to the parties of the second part to be held in trust for the citizens of Ben Lomond, California, and is to be used for the benefit of the community of Ben Lomond, California.”
“The Said Trustees above named, and their successors, receive and accept this conveyance with the understanding that the said above described property shall be used for the best interests and benefit of the community of Ben Lomond, and with the further covenant upon their part that in the matter of the use or the sale, or other disposition of said property, they will be controlled by a majority vote of the citizens of said Ben Lomond, present and voting at a town meeting duly called by posting notices in three prominent places in said Town, ten days before the holding of any such meeting. At any such meeting said citizens of Ben Lomond may, by a majority vote, name a successor to any Trustee who may have died or resigned, and may also authorize, direct and compel the sale or other disposition of said property, or any part thereof. By “citizens of Ben Lomond” is meant any and all persons residing or owning property within a radius of 1-1/2 miles of the herein above described property.”
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The California-Rio Grande Land & Stock Co.
By W. P. Netherton President.
By E.M. Whinery Secretary.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
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H. W. H. Penniman
Notery Publick in and for the County of Santa Cruz, State of California.
Recored at the Request of Elisha Brooks January 15th A. D. 1923 at 20 Min. past 3 o’clock P.M.
Belle Lindsay [SIGNATURE] County Recorder.