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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|March 17, 1879 - Gov. Lew Wallace and Billy the Kid meet in Lincoln on the condition that The Kid testify against others involved in the Lincoln County War in exchange for immunity.|
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