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
|June 15, 1904 - The U.S. Private Land Claims court adjourns its final session after 13 years of adjudicating Spanish and Mexican land grants assumed by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. Most grants were in New Mexico.|
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