The Great Partition : because of years of improperly handled land conveyances and lack of exact descriptions, it became necessary for the court to appoint referees to clarify the titles to all parcels within the boundaries of the Rancho San Rafael sold by the Verdugos. After surveying and adjudications, only small fragments remain in the hands of the Verdugo descendents. The largest allotment by the referees went to Benjamin Dreyfuss of Anaheim (this included most of Eagle Rock). The Verdugo family receives back over 4,200 acres. These clarified land titles allowed for further development in the area. (GAH)