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
|January 19, 1847 - The first appointed territorial governor of New Mexico, Charles Bent, was murdered and scalped in front of his Taos home while his terrified family watched during the Taos Rebellion, a futile revolt against the new American rule.|
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