Original Deeds & Decrees

In this location I will display some of the original Homestead Deeds, transfer deeds and original Decrees on the water and reservoir rights. Rather than put them all on one page, I have created a new page for each.To return to this page, click on the link at the very top of the page or click on the return link at the bottom of the page. 

Note that in the earlier records, the original document was presented to the Clerk and Recorder and she/he would transcribe the document on to a special sheet of paper that would then be placed in the Record Books. Most of the original documents are not around any more as they were probably given back to the owners. I did find one, however;  the 3 Lakes Reservoir is an example where the original Statement of Claim was available in a separate file drawer. As you can see, the Clerk had to have good handwriting in those days. 


Water Rights and Reservoir Decrees

Stambaugh Reservoir 1913