Benjamin Davis Wilson

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  1. Excerpt: "...commonly known as Don Benito Wilson..."; Hart, James. Companion to California (1987); University of California Press.
  2. Excerpt: "Wilson, now known as Don Benito, became a Californio – that group of Mexicans and Angols who thought of themselves as Californians rather than Mexicans or Americans"; Farrar Hyde, Anne. Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800–1860 (2011); University of Nebraska Press.
  3. Excerpt: "He was familiarly known as Don Benito"; Macfarland, John C. Don Benito Wilson (1949); Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly (Vol. 31, No. 4)
  4. Read, Nat B. (2008). Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor: Los Angeles 1841–1878. Angel City Press. ISBN   978-1-883318-83-3.
  5. KPCC – The Life and Times of Don Benito Wilson
  6. Patterson, Tom. Landmarks of Riverside, and the Stories Behind Them. The Press~Enterprise Co., 1964, p. 19.
  7. Wilson (1852)
  8. Trafzer, Clifford. 2002. The People of San Manuel. San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Patton, California
  9. Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850–1938, compiled under direction of Municipal Reference Library, City Hall, Los Angeles (March 1938, reprinted 1966). "Prepared ... as a report on Project No. SA 3123-5703-6077-8121-9900 conducted under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration."
  10. "Supervisor Benjamin D. Wilson" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  11. "Alhambra History," Town Square Publications, retrieved September 22, 2021.
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Benjamin Davis Wilson
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Benjamin "Don Benito" Wilson
Photo ca. 1870
2nd Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
May 7, 1851 May 4, 1852