What has become an obscure footnote in both our local and New Mexico history, is the futile Texas invasion of San Miguel County in 1841 — or what most historians have downplayed as the Texas-Santa Fe Expedition.
It occurred here five years before General Kearny, leading the Army of the West, proclaimed in Las Vegas on Aug. 15, 1846, the occupation and annexation of New Mexico by the United States.
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