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ME-BW Bootleg Whiskey, Ceran St. Vrain, and the Intrepid Settlers of a Remote Northern New Mexico Valley by Malcolm Ebright. 94 pp., notes. The Center for Land Grant Studies, 2013. A summary of the successful application to place the Guadalupita/Coyote Historic District on the State Register of Historic Places.  $20

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AA-AS. Acequias de la Sierra and Early Agriculture in the Mora Valley by Anselmo Arellano. 16 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 1, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Covers the Mora land grant and Mora Valley acequias.

Paper $10

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AA-NM. New Mexico Acequias: Prehistory to the Present by Anselmo Arellano. 21 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 2, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Excellent study of NM acequias.

Paper $10

Irrigating wheat in Rodarte, NM 1940
Photo : Russel Lee
Library of Congress FSA Collection

AA-PV. People Versus Trustees: Protest Activity on the Las Vegas Land Grant 1902-1907 by Anselmo Arellano. 20 pp. Research Paper No. 3, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Describes the political maneuvering for control of the Las Vegas grant by the people before it was taken over by the courts.

Paper $10

DB-LI. Lawyer-Induced Partitioning of New Mexican Land Grants: An Ethical Travesty by David Benavides. 35 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 4, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. The Santa Fe Ring and unethical Territorial Period lawyers.

Paper $10

ME-GL. The Guadalupita Land Grant and the Lawyers by Malcolm Ebright. 12 pp. Research Paper No. 5, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Early history of the Guadalupita grant and its connection with lawyers Stephen B. Elkins, Thomas B. Catron, and judge/lawyer Kirby Benedict.

Paper $10

ME-LGCA. Land Grant Community Associations in New Mexico by Malcolm Ebright. 16 pp. Research Paper No. 6, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Discusses different kinds of community associations and their various approaches to dealing with the Forest Service and the BLM in resource management problems.

Paper $10


Herding the Manzanares flock from Tres Piedras to Canjilon after lambing. 1999 Robin Collier Photo

CK-FC. Flood Control and Reclamation Projects: Curse or Blessing to the Rural Spanish-Speaking People of the Middle Rio Grande Valley? by Clark S. Knowlton. 35 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 7, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. An important issue today.

Paper $10

RS-BH. Benjamin Hodges and the Corpus Christi Grant by Richard Salazar. 16 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 8, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Hodges' claim to a huge area in Colfax county was fraudulent and was rejected because the grant was a crude forgery.

Paper $10

RS-BdH. Blas de Hinojos: A Military Personality in Oblivion by Richard Salazar. 16 pp., notes, bibliography. Research Paper No. 9, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. The life of a Mexican Period military man.

Paper $10

RS-FT. The Felipe Tafoya Grant: A Grazing Grant in West Central New Mexico by Richard Salazar. 14 pp., 4 maps. Research Paper No. 10, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. An alcalde and advocate during New Mexico's Spanish Period, Tafoya received a number of grazing grants.

Paper $10

RS-JA. Juan Andrés Archuleta: His Family and His Role During the Mexican Period by Richard Salazar. 23 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 11, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Archuleta held the office of prefect, and carried out numerous military campaigns.

Paper $10


1998 Robin Collier Photo

Herding Manzanares flock from summer pasture above Canjilon.

RS-NS. Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Fernando y Santiago del Rio de las Truchas: A Brief History by Richard Salazar. 19 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 12, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Early settlement along the Rio Santa Cruz and the 1754 Truchas grant.

Paper $10

RS-BF. The Bartholome Fernández Grant: Another Grazing Grant in Navajo County by Richard Salazar. 12 pp., notes, maps. Research Paper No. 13, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. History of the 1767 grant to alferez Fernandez of the Santa Fe presidio.

Paper $10

RS-OV. Old Versus New: A Glimpse at Anglo-Hispanic Relations in 1880s Albuquerque by Richard Salazar. 31 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 14, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Examines the influence of the railroad on Albuquerque's old Hispanic families

Paper $10

RS-SI. Spanish-Indian Relations in New Mexico During the Term of Comandant General Pedro de Nava, 1790-1802 by Richard Salazar. 31 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 15, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Examines the use of Comanche allies against other Indian tribes and the Spanish use of gifts to establish and keep allies.

Paper $10

RT-CP. Crime and Punishment in Spanish Colonial New Mexico by Robert Torrez. 28 pp., notes. Research Paper No. 16, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Reviews Spanish judicial practice in New Mexico, with emphasis on how murder was punished.

Paper $10

RT-SU. The Southern Ute Agency at Abiquíu and Tierra Amarilla by Robert Torrez. 34 pp., notes, map. Research Paper No. 18, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Discusses the Utes and their gradual expulsion from the frontier.

Paper $10

RT-WP. Worthy the Pen and Brush of Poet and Painter: A Chicago Colony in Northern New Mexico by Robert Torrez. 22 pp., notes, map. Research Paper No. 19, The Center for Land Grant Studies, 1994. Park View was a short-lived agricultural colony established in northern New Mexico by Chicago land speculators in 1876.

Paper $10

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