History ETDs

Publication Date

1-30-2013

Abstract

Historians have studied ranching extensively in Texas, Wyoming, and Montana. There are many monographs published on ranches, ranchers, and cowboys. Colfax and Union counties have an extensive number of ranches. These ranches are from as small as ten acres to as large as 590,000 acres. These ranches in their own right deserve to be studied, especially since they were a part of at least two legitimate land grants: Maxwell Land Grant and Pablo Montoya Land Grant. In addition, some of these ranches exist because of the railroad, which runs through both counties. This thesis examines a few of the many ranches in this area. It also includes a brief history of the Santa Fe Trail Dry Cimarron Cutoff area.

Level of Degree

Masters

Degree Name

History

Department Name

History

First Advisor

Ball, Durwood

First Committee Member (Chair)

Ball, Durwood

Second Committee Member

Connell-Szasz, Margaret

Third Committee Member

Hutton, Paul Andrew

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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