I have to say I am a Bastanchury. My father was Michael and Grandfather John B.. It is a very interesting article and the immigration issue is still very relevant today. Nice article on the workers which made the ranch a success.
The only item which needs further investigation is the oil portion. I have notes and information which show that the oil rights were signed off to Standard Oil - unknowingly by the family.
Maybe you have something else I am not aware of?