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Lea County New Mexico Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
Back of Llano Estacado Marker
New Mexico (Lea County), Caprock — Llano Estacado
Nomadic Indians and countless buffalo herds dominated this vast plain when the Vásquez de Coronado expedition explored it in 1541. Later it was the focus of Comanchero activity, and in the 19th century it became a center for cattle ranching. The . . . — Map (db m73464) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — HobbsPopulation 28,794 – Elevation 3615 ft.
Named for the family of James Hobbs which homesteaded here in 1907, Hobbs became first a trading village for ranchers and then a major oil town after the discovery of oil by the Midwest Oil Company in 1928. — Map (db m61441) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — Llano Estacado
Nomadic Indians and countless buffalo herds dominated the vast plain when the Vasquez de Coronado expedition explored it in 1541. Later it was the focus of Comanchero activity, and in the 19th century it became a center for cattle ranching. The name . . . — Map (db m61440) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — Oil and Gas
A completion of the Discovery Well of the Hobbs Pool six miles south, April 12, 1929 focuses attention upon the potential of New Mexico as a major source of oil and natural gas. Steady development under the state conservation program, gradually . . . — Map (db m61424) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Monument — Monument
Settled in 1885 and named for a marker at the springs a few miles west, Monument remained a ranching community until oil was discovered in 1928. The Indian statue, called Geronimo by residents, was erected in 1928 by land developers. Monument has . . . — Map (db m61442) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Tatum — Dallas Cash Grocery
Clarence E. (CE) & Mae Dallas opened the Dallas Cash Grocery in 1926 on their ranch (founded in 1910) at Caprock, NM. To keep the store stocked CE & sons often traveled 5 days in a wagon drawn by a team of horses – 2 days to Roswell, one . . . — Map (db m73465) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Tatum — Lea County CowgirlsDessie Sawyer (1897-1990) — Fern Sawyer (1917-1993)
This is a two sided marker Front of Marker Dessie Sawyer was a rancher, philanthropist and political activist. Her work with community and charitable organizations advanced her into politics. She became the National Committee Woman . . . — Map (db m73466) HM

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