New Mexico's Rangers: The Mounted Police

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The New Mexico Mounted Police were forged from a frontier civil crisis and hammered to life upon the anvil of necessity. The Sunshine Territory of New Mexico had become the last outlaw haven in the Southwest. In the tradition of their red-coated namesake, the Northwest Mounted Police of Canada, this small band of range riders used their fists, guns, and brains to restore law and order during the closing years of New Mexico's territorial era. They carried their mission forward into the early days of statehood.
ISBN: 9780738579252
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 195
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Chuck Hornung is a respected authority on New Mexico's frontier law enforcement and has written widely on the subject. He had a close, personal relationship with Fred Lambert, the last living member of the New Mexico Territorial Mounted Police. Hornung has spent four decades researching New Mexico's rangers and cultivating an association with family members of these lawmen of a bygone era. He owns the world's largest private collection of mounted police memorabilia, and his books about the rangers are the standard on this subject.
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