Land has many uses including hunting, farming, ranching, recreation and settlement. Ownership of land began when land grants were made to individuals and communities in the Spanish and Mexican eras. Many New Mexicans still live on land grants issued to early settlers.
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This Month in New Mexico History
|October 20, 1835 - Manual Sanchez, mayor of Las Trampas, establishes the Mora land grant. After a boundary survey, he distributes land parcels to 75 families who mostly settle along the Mora River.|
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