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Near Silver City in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters

 
 
Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1. Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  The one-million acre L. C. completely overshadowed other ranches in southwestern New Mexico. At peak operation, 60,000 cattle grazed mountains and grasslands stretching to Arizona, employing 75 cowboys and 100 families to ranch and farm the land from the 1880s until 1917. Englishman Tom Lyons and Scottish prospector Angus Campbell created an empire that was one of the truly great ranches of the West. Lyons built a lavish home in Gila and a mountain hunting lodge accessible only by wagon trail two days up river. Landholdings were sold after Lyon’s murder in 1917, but his home, ranch headquarters, and the Catholic church he built for his family and employees still stand in Gila.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 32° 54.827′ N, 108° 33.9′ W. Marker is near Silver City, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 211 and U.S. 180, on the right when traveling north
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on State Road 211. Marker is about 100 yards north of US-180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver City NM 88061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
<i>Back of</i> Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. Back of Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters Marker
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Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
3. Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters Marker
View north on NM-211
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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