The Peralta Grant and the Baron of Arizona

Railroad construction in the Arizona Territory

In the 1880s, James Reavis launched one of the most ambitious fraud schemes of all time when he claimed a huge part of the Arizona Territory as his own. He forged and planted evidence to back up his claim and came to be called the Baron of Arizona. <a href=> Here's a link to the show notes. </a>

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, American history, 19th century, mexico, fraud, Spain, 20th century