La Cueva in Mora County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
La Cueva National Historic District
Location. 35° 56.466′ N, 105° 15.005′ W. Marker is in La Cueva, New Mexico, in Mora County. Marker is at the intersection of New Mexico Route 518 and New Mexico Route 442 on State Route 518. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rainsville NM 87736, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Cueva Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Curanderas — Women Who Heal (approx. 5.4 miles away); Strike Valleys (approx. 8.5 miles away); Hermit’s Peak (approx. 14 miles away).
Regarding La Cueva National Historic District. The Romero-La Cueva Ranch is now the Salman Ranch. All of the land and buildings of this historic district is private property. Inquire at the general store for permission to walk the grounds.
Also see . . . The History of the Romero- Salman Ranch. Excerpt: “Vincente Romero was a man of vision. The Acequia, which now flows past the Cafe and the Nursery and nourishes the raspberry fields, was dug under his supervision, and is a brillant engineering feat. It feed numerous lakes on his land which from which he grew crops. He established the early water rights for the property, some dating back to 1835. The property was left to his only son who, rumor has it, was educated at Princeton and came back to manage the Ranch on the death of his father in 1881. Phillip lived at a home still occupied on the Salman property, and it is aptly named the Romero House. Records from the GRIST MILL attest to the many orders from Fort Union, and even at that early date, the Government was late in paying its bills. Letters asking for late payment are numerous. The Romero Ranch was sold off in pieces, and it was Colonel Wm. Salman who reunited those disperate holding, thus reconstituting the original Romero Land Grant.” (Submitted on April 28, 2014.)
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