Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm (Updated: February 4, 2:02 am)
By Jesus L. Lopez
Special to the Optic
Even before 1835, farmers and ranchers from San Miguel had raised crops and grazed livestock on the lush meadows along the Rio Gallinas. And as related in our last column, Luis María Cabeza de Baca and his family had settled las vegas as early as 1820.
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