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McIntosh in Torrance County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Homesteader Mary Ellen “Mollie” Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933

 
 
Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, April 13, 2017
1. Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933 Marker
Inscription. Eighty-million acres of public land in the West went into private ownership by 1900 through the 1862 Homestead Act. New Mexico drew hundreds of settlers who built homes and farmed 160-acre allotments in pursuit of a better life. Mollie Klapp was one. Born in Illinois, by 1900 she was widowed in Oklahoma with seven children when she decided to move to Moriarty, a "pinto bean capital of the world." The Estancia Valley is well-suited to dryland farming and helped New Mexico become the nation's fourth largest pinto bean producer by 1916 when 2.5 million pounds were harvested. Mollie farmed, taught school, and remarried. Her hard life led to institutionalization at the state mental health hospital in Las Vegas where she worked as a seamstress and housekeeper, and died from "exhaustion."
 
Location. 34° 55.601′ N, 106° 3.097′ W. Marker is in McIntosh, New Mexico, in Torrance County. Marker is at the intersection of Madrid Avenue and State Route 41, on the right when traveling east on Madrid Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McIntosh NM 87032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estancia (approx. 10.9 miles away); a different marker also named
Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, April 13, 2017
2. Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933 Marker
Estancia (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named Estancia (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Find-A-Grave Posting for Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren - Klapp. (Submitted on May 1, 2017.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2017, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 1, 2017.   2. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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