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Family reluctantly gives up its hold on Santa Rosa Island

Theft by government: The family that once owned Santa Rosa Island off California finally and reluctantly gives up its property.

Fearing condemnation, Vail & Vickers sold Santa Rosa Island to the government for $30 million in 1986. . . . [Then, a] 1997 lawsuit by the National Park and Conservation Assn. hastened the end of both ranching and hunting.

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2 comments

  • Alan R

    Bob, more evidence of the big government know-it-all types abusing power for their own ambitions. Yes, it sold for $30 Million, but I would say that the US government stole it. What a treasure for that family and for what, to let it return to nature. What a joke. This country and State of CA under democrats is a cancer. What happened to private property rights? Answer: The environmentalists stole them and We The People need to take them back.

  • interesting i think the island was origionally stolen from indians hehe

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