Chaves County (Images of America) by John LeMay PDF

By John LeMay

ISBN-10: 0738578509

ISBN-13: 9780738578507

ISBN-10: 1531651828

ISBN-13: 9781531651824

In 1889, Roswell patriarch Capt. Joseph C. Lea, Pat Garrett (the former sheriff who shot Billy the Kid), and land developer Charles B. Eddy ventured to the territorial council and residence in Santa Fe to petition for the construction of 2 new counties from the large Lincoln County in southeastern New Mexico. The request used to be granted and Chaves County formally got here into being on February 25, 1889. this present day, one hundred twenty years later, Chaves County nonetheless flourishes with a inhabitants of greater than 60,000 humans and is the dairy capital of the Southwest, generating round 1.7 billion kilos of milk every year. Explored during this quantity is Chaves County's earliest peoples and settlements, together with Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur, and Elk. It additionally takes a glance at long-forgotten cities corresponding to Acme, Blackdom, Cumberland, Greenfield or even outdated ranching clothes and farms similar to John Chisum's South Spring River headquarters, the Clifton Chisholm alfalfa farm, and plenty of others.

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