Historic Ranches of Northeastern New Mexico

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In 1866, Charles Goodnight and his partner Oliver Loving began rounding up feral cattle in Texas, forming herds to be driven north into the immense unoccupied grazing land in northeastern New Mexico. The counties of Colfax, Mora, Harding, Union, and San Miguel became the location of some of the great historic ranches of the West. From the 11,000-acre Chase Ranch in Colfax County to the 650,000-acre Bell Ranch in San Miguel County, these ranches have been home to several generations of ranching families. Pioneer ranchers such as Manley M. Chase, Frank and Charles Springer, Samuel Watrous, and Albert K. Mitchell established a tradition of perseverance, self-sufficiency, and sustainable range management that continues to the present day.
ISBN: 9781467115490
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 195
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Baldwin G. Burr is president of the Valencia County Historical Society and is secretary of the Historical Society of New Mexico. Burr has compiled more than 180 photographs from the Old Mill Museum in Cimarron, the Herzstein Memorial Museum in Clayton, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, and the Rio Grande Historical Collection at New Mexico State University to tell the story of the historic ranches of Northeastern New Mexico.
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