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Ada McPherson Morley (1852-1917) Marker image, Touch for more information
By Maribeth Robison, April 14, 2017
Ada McPherson Morley (1852-1917) Marker
New Mexico (Catron County), Datil — Ada McPherson Morley (1852-1917)
Ada McPherson Morley ran a ranch outside of Datil, New Mexico where she raised three children, including Agnes Morley Cleaveland. A crusader for women's rights, she opposed the infamous Santa Fe Ring, worked for women's suffrage for over thirty . . . — Map (db m103064) HM
New Mexico (Catron County), Glenwood — Mogollon
The mountains and the town were named for Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollón, governor of New Mexico from 1712 to 1715. The name also is applied to the Pueblo Indians who abandoned the area in the early 1400s. These mountains were inhabited by Apaches . . . — Map (db m38255) HM
New Mexico (Catron County), Glenwood — The Catwalk
This steel causeway follows two pipelines which supplied water and water power to the old town of Graham where gold and silver ores were milled from nearby mines in the 1890's. The causeway clings to the sides of a sheer box canyon in Saltwater . . . — Map (db m36378) HM
New Mexico (Catron County), Quemado — QuemadoPopulation 1,028 - Elevation 6,890 ft.
Spanish word for “burned,” Quemado is located in an extinct volcanic area. This community was first settled in 1880 by José Antonio Padilla, who brought sheep and started the stock raising industry in this part of the state. Quemado was . . . — Map (db m44056) HM
New Mexico (Catron County), Reserve — Elfego Baca1865-1945
"I will show the Texans there is at least one Mexican in the county who is not afraid of an American cowboy" Elfego Baca - 1884 In October 1884, seven drunken cowboys committed horrific acts against two Mexican men in Upper Frisco, (modern . . . — Map (db m88497) HM
New Mexico (Catron County), Reserve — Reserve
Population 600 — Elevation 5765 ft. Located in the San Francisco Valley, Reserve was named upper San Francisco Plaza by its original Hispanic settlers in 1874. The name was later changed to Reserve in recognition of the U.S. Forest Service . . . — Map (db m36258) HM
New Mexico (Catron County), Reserve — Reserve
Population 600 — Elevation 5765 ft. Located in the San Francisco Valley, Reserve was named upper San Francisco Plaza by its original Hispanic settlers in 1874. The name was later changed to Reserve in recognition of the U.S. Forest Service . . . — Map (db m36261) HM

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