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researching a miner active in NM sometime between 1870 and 1910.

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Re: researching a miner active in NM sometime between 1870 and 1910.

Posted: 5 Oct 2012 10:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gold and silver mining were major occupations and attractions in that period, especially around Silver City, Grant County, NM. The boom included Pinos Altos, Hanover, Georgetown and dozens more. Lots of the activity continued into the teens and twentys.
The state of New Mexico was established from the Territory in 1912, so 1900 archives might be a good place to start narrowing down your search. Some of the towns are no longer populated, such as Lake Valley. Some are semi-touristy places, but with a solid foundation in mining, such as Magdalena, Winston, Mogollon, Kingston and White Oaks. I have probably forgotten some important ones, but check with the NM State History site. Remember to note how HUGE the counties in NM were, and when they were divided.
Cheers!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Robert Cooper 16 Sep 2003 4:55PM GMT 
carlsbad_fhc 16 Sep 2003 5:57PM GMT 
wijohansson 5 Mar 2010 8:45PM GMT 
JLMnNM12 6 Oct 2012 4:11AM GMT 
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