California Star Oil Works Company vs. Robert S. Baker and E.F. Beale
This case was filed by the California Star Oil Works Company in an attempt to get the courts to decide who the actual owner of the Pico Springs claim was. They were working the claim under the 3-year Reuben (also spelled Ruben) Denton lease originally obtained from Robert S. Baker in 1876. Very few of the case documents exist. The case was dismissed in favor of the defendent.