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Colfax County War (1)

Cimarron, NM, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 30' 39.6288", -104° 54' 56.1672"
  New Mexico NM State Historical Marker
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For twenty years after the 1869 sale of the Maxwell Land Grant, homesteaders, ranchers, and miners fought the new owners for control of this enormous region. The resulting murders and general breakdown of law and order led to the removal from office, in 1878, of Territorial Governor Samuel B. Axtell.

Last updated: 10/15/2009 19:00:46
Colfax County War (1) New Mexico