After searching for years for a mountain cabin site in the west, the author purchased 13 acres out of an old horse and cattle ranch dating back to 1881, just outside of what is now Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Gradually he became interested in the history of his land and uncovered a rich trove of Mescalero Apache, Spanish, Mexican and American cultures coming together, warring and ultimately co-existing in this little corner of the country. These disjointed notes are the results of his research and insight. Coronado, Kit Carson, Santana, Billy the Kid, the Bullards and Mosers, The Eddy Brothers, J. Robert Oppenheimer and, in turn, the Weinbergers all appear on or within a few miles of this special place. This is their story.She took one look at the problem and there! ... December 2004 we decided to buy a new refrigerator before the old one gave out (we never had a problem with Gene Smitha#39;s, but the new fancy one has gone out twice). ... Jeeps that were better, an all-wheel drive Volvo wagon, and now a VW Touareg, a medium sized SUV.
|Title||:||Notes on a Special Place|
|Author||:||Howard A. Weinberger|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2011-04-11|