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 4, 1879 - The first Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway locomotive steams into Las Vegas, N.M., bringing prosperity to that town and diminishing commerce on the Santa Fe Trail.|
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