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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Land Patents, 1789 -2012 and the Serial Patent Files, 7/1/1908 - 1975, indexed by the Alphabetical Name Index to Case Files, 1908 - 1975, and the Numerical Index to Case Files, 1908 - 1975, in the Records of the Bureau of Land Management (Record Group 49) that may include a file for James A. Hotovec in 1928. For more information about these non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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