The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937 Page: 75
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Mexican Land Grants in the Arkansas Valley 75
On March 13, 1894, a majority of the "taxpaying electors" of
Bessemer declared in favor of annexation to Pueblo, and on March
20, 1894, the city council of Pueblo declared the annexation con-
summated.52 The City of Pueblo thereby became concerned with
titles derived from the Nolan grant. The complicated transac-
tions of the Central Colorado Improvement Company, the Colorado
Coal and Iron Company, and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com-
pany, through their trustees, as well as the transactions of the
Bessemer Homestead Company and the Minnequa Town Company,
resulted in a number of contests which had to be settled by
The present plant of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company,
covering 567 acres, is located on a portion of the Nolan grant.
This company owns, also, several thousand acres of the Nolan grant
in the vicinity of Lake Minnequa, immediately south of Pueblo-
a tract that will remain of little value unless and until water is
made available for irrigation.
"2Official Records of Pueblo County, Deed Book No. 150, p. 382 (March
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