land grant


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land grant

A grant of public lands by the government, usually for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges.

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Instead, they published a notification saying, "The chairman of the Badr municipality urges interested applicants for plots to contact the land grant committee to participate in a draw which will be held during normal working hours.
Budget Director, Ann Visalli, questioned the university s request of $1 million to match the federal level s 1890 land grant funding came just a year after the agency was awarded $600,000 for land grant funds.
The adobe had served as headquarters of El Rancho Simi, a 113,000-acre land grant from Gov.
The area was the northern part of the land grant owned in the 1840s by Swiss pioneer John A.
In 1839, del Valle received the asistencia and the surrounding 46,000 acres of Rancho San Francisco as part of a Spanish land grant.
It was the original headquarters of El Rancho Simi, a 113,000-acre land grant from Gov.