TOPIC - Carrie has been researching and finding evidence of the settlement and exploitation of the Mexican Land Grants -- including the busted mining boomtown of LaBelle on the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant on the west side of the Valle Vidal, and the railroad logging settlement at Ponil Park on the Maxwell Land Grant on the east side.
Carrie will show slides of archaeological sites and talk about the history and land use of this unique portion of the Questa Ranger District that is hidden along the high-country road that crosses the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Costilla and Cimarron, New Mexico.
Taos Archaeological Society
PO Box 143
Taos, NM, 87571