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
|April 22, 1880 - The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway reaches Albuquerque, which eventually becomes the hub of operations in state. One reason the railroad bypasses its namesake is because of inflated prices of key sites into Santa Fe.|
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