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  • Harding County :: Dining/Drinks
    Harding County Roundup Beauticians Barbers Accounting Taxes Agriculture Services Natural Resources Arts Crafts Gifts Ma Sally s Mercantile Southwest Arts Crafts Doc Mayer Art Poetry Dining Drinks Attractions Mills Canyon Kiowa National Grasslands Canadian River Canyon Mosquero Canyon Harding County Today Harding County History Wanderings in New Mexico Emergency Services Medical Services Education Mosquero Municipal Schools Roy Municipal Schools Roy Booster Club Extension Services Ag Newsletter 4H 4 H Newsletter 4 H Events 4 H Clubs Mesa Roadrunners 4 H Club Roy Clover 4 H Club 4 H Forms Record Book Forms News Weddings New Babies Obituaries Elvin J Madole Charlie A Payton Shirley Horton Phillip Joseph Archuleta Allen F Thompson Bill Brockman Philip Devon Gilstrap Florence Martinez Frank Surls Tomas Montoya Archbishop Sanchez Virginia Self Helen Aragon Rudy Ulibarri Benjamin Campbell Government County County Assessor County Map Forms Tax Estimator County Clerk County Commissioners Agendas County Treasurer District Court Magistrate Court Probate Court Federal Natural Resources Conservation Service Ute Creek SWCD Mesa SWCD Canadian River Riparian Restoration Project Municipalities Village of Mosquero Village of Roy Solano Mills Gallegos Bueyeros Abbott Newton State Search Home Community Businesses Dining Drinks Dining Drinks Churches Senior Citizen s Center Volunteer Businesses Lodging Services

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  • Harding County :: Attractions
    View RV The Rectory Bed Bath Services Auctions Banks Computer Services Construction Food Products Utilities Newspapers Harding County Roundup Beauticians Barbers Accounting Taxes Agriculture Services Natural Resources Arts Crafts Gifts Ma Sally s Mercantile Southwest Arts Crafts Doc Mayer Art Poetry Dining Drinks Attractions Mills Canyon Kiowa National Grasslands Canadian River Canyon Mosquero Canyon Harding County Today Harding County History Wanderings in New Mexico Emergency Services Medical Services Education Mosquero Municipal Schools Roy Municipal Schools Roy Booster Club Extension Services Ag Newsletter 4H 4 H Newsletter 4 H Events 4 H Clubs Mesa Roadrunners 4 H Club Roy Clover 4 H Club 4 H Forms Record Book Forms News Weddings New Babies Obituaries Elvin J Madole Charlie A Payton Shirley Horton Phillip Joseph Archuleta Allen F Thompson Bill Brockman Philip Devon Gilstrap Florence Martinez Frank Surls Tomas Montoya Archbishop Sanchez Virginia Self Helen Aragon Rudy Ulibarri Benjamin Campbell Government County County Assessor County Map Forms Tax Estimator County Clerk County Commissioners Agendas County Treasurer District Court Magistrate Court Probate Court Federal Natural Resources Conservation Service Ute Creek SWCD Mesa SWCD Canadian River Riparian Restoration Project Municipalities Village of Mosquero Village of Roy Solano Mills Gallegos Bueyeros Abbott Newton State Search

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  • Harding County :: Mills Canyon
    now in ruins but once a popular vacation spot that serviced a stagecoach line Alas a flood in 1904 totally wiped out the operation Mills died in 1925 a broken man The story is that he was forced to beg to be allowed to die on a cot in his old home a mansion he had built in Springer but then sold to his former law partner Thomas B Catron Hidden heart of Northeastern plains history Story by Clay Martin The sweeping view from the rocky rim of Mills Canyon encompasses one of the most striking landscapes of northeastern New Mexico For those who make the effort to get to this out of the way spot the beauty of the scene is made more impressive by its contrast with the surrounding countryside In a part of the state characterized by a distinct horizontality where gently rolling plains stretch toward a flat skyline the vertical dimension introduced by an almost thousand foot deep canyon creates a welcome diversion for the eyes Mills Canyon testifies to the erosional power of the Canadian River which meanders through most of its circuitous route across New Mexico as a flatlands stream that somehow seems too modest and unassuming to have carved anything approaching a gorge But for a stretch of about 45 miles where it forms the boundary between Mora and Harding counties the river has created unexpected majesty Below a precipitous pine clad rim the stately curving canyon walls stair step down through sandstone cliffs and slopes to a broad flood plain lined with cottonwood and tamarisk thickets that bloom vivid green in spring and mature into a halo of bronze and gold as autumn arrives A Scenic enclave in a sea of endless prairie Mills Canyon possesses a compelling human legacy as well A fascinating chapter of New Mexico history played out here and even though nearly forgotten nowadays it is a tale worth retelling The story centers on one ambitious individual Melvin Whitson Mills Territorial legislator district attorney entrepreneur and agricultural empire builder in the stretch of the Canadian that now bears his name Even today almost a century later fascinating remnants of his prosperity and ruin lie scattered along the canyon s winding floor Mills Canyon also slipped into obscurity as the once imposing stone and adobe structures slowly fell to ruin and evidence of the Orchard Ranch melted into the red soil During the Dust Bowl and Great Depression years large portions of the ranch reverted to public domain and eventually became units of Kiowa National Grassland Nowadays the canyon is a peaceful retreat visited by local residents angling for catfish and occasional outsiders seeking recreation away from the beaten track Unlike most places Mills Canyon has a wilder more remote feel today than it did 100 years ago For those who wish to explore Mills Canyon for themselves the area lies about 15 miles northeast of the small town of Roy an agricultural center established in Mill s era

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  • Harding County :: Kiowa National Grasslands
    miles of the Canadian River Canyon The well paved Hwy 39 from Roy to Mills and the Canadian River Canyon actually travels through the Kiowa National Grasslands There aren t welcome signs just the sturdy green bunches of gramma grasses that manage to survive drought cattle wind and questionable soil The Kiowa are part of a national grasslands system that also include the Rita Blanca McClellan Creek and Black Kettle These four grasslands are administered for the U S Department of Agriculture by the Cibola National Forest and cover 263 954 acres scattered throughout New Mexico Texas and Oklahoma and are part of the Panhandle National Grassland In New Mexico the grasslands are in Harding Mora and Union counties The biggest grassland attractions are Lake McClellan Lake Marvin Spring Creek Lake and Skipout Lake where water related recreation activities are available The Forest Service has developed camp and picnic grounds at these lakes for the public s convenience and enjoyment In addition to their recreational value the grasslands furnish feed for cattle and wildlife and provide protection to important watersheds plus a number of producing oil and gas wells contribute to the local economy Originally these areas were plowed for farming but because of poor soil recurrent drought and other factors they became part of the Great Plains Dust Bowl in the 1930 s when their top soil blew away The federal government purchased 55 000 acres of cropland in the Mills area during the depression years and they were reseeded to grassland agriculture The grasslands are now largely revegetated Successful restoration has permitted game and bird habitat to be reestablished thus fostering the growth of resident bird and animal populations The grasslands furnish food cover and water for a wide variety of wildlife Wildlife varies as much as does

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  • Harding County :: Canadian River Canyon
    Services Ag Newsletter 4H 4 H Newsletter 4 H Events 4 H Clubs Mesa Roadrunners 4 H Club Roy Clover 4 H Club 4 H Forms Record Book Forms News Weddings New Babies Obituaries Elvin J Madole Charlie A Payton Shirley Horton Phillip Joseph Archuleta Allen F Thompson Bill Brockman Philip Devon Gilstrap Florence Martinez Frank Surls Tomas Montoya Archbishop Sanchez Virginia Self Helen Aragon Rudy Ulibarri Benjamin Campbell Government County County Assessor County Map Forms Tax Estimator County Clerk County Commissioners Agendas County Treasurer District Court Magistrate Court Probate Court Federal Natural Resources Conservation Service Ute Creek SWCD Mesa SWCD Canadian River Riparian Restoration Project Municipalities Village of Mosquero Village of Roy Solano Mills Gallegos Bueyeros Abbott Newton State Search Home Community Attractions Canadian River Canyon Canadian River Canyon Churches Senior Citizen s Center Volunteer Businesses Attractions Mills Canyon Kiowa National Grasslands Canadian River Canyon Mosquero Canyon Harding County Today Wanderings in New Mexico Emergency Services Medical Services Hikers can trek down and back up the Canadian River Canyon road but remember to take plenty of water This may be the plains but it s still 5 878 feet in elevation Walk along the river and admire the colors that contrast with the red canyon walls The New Mexico State Department of Transportation DOT would have a right of way or easement across the Canadian River for the Roy to Wagon Mound Road The DOT typically does not acquire any additional access other than for the road way As far as we know there are no arrangements with the private land owner for access to the river or north along the river at that location On the National Grasslands land patterns are very complex because of the intermingled federal state and private lands Due to these circumstances the U

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  • Harding County :: Mosquero Canyon
    River Riparian Restoration Project Municipalities Village of Mosquero Village of Roy Solano Mills Gallegos Bueyeros Abbott Newton State Search Home Community Attractions Mosquero Canyon Mosquero Canyon Churches Senior Citizen s Center Volunteer Businesses Attractions Mills Canyon Kiowa National Grasslands Canadian River Canyon Mosquero Canyon Harding County Today Wanderings in New Mexico Emergency Services Medical Services Mosquero Canyon s Dinosaur Freeway paralleled a prehistoric inland sea One of the Dinosaur Freeways The oldest Cretaceous dinosaurs in New Mexico are known from 100 million year old footprints in Harding and Union counties These are footprints of ornithopod dinosaurs closely related to duck billed dinosaurs A representative slab from Mosquero Creek is on display outside the museum The footprints are best seen in place at Clayton Lake state Park where an exhibit explains the more than 500 dinosaur footprints exposed at the dam spillway The Dakota Formation early Cretaceous The Dakota Formation 150ft is generally thin and highly variable throughout the central Colorado Plateau Where it is present it generally consists of a lower unit of sandstone or conglomerate a middle layer of shale and channel sandstone and an upper layer of marine shale and sandstone Several pale soils and numerous types of burrows have been reported from the Dakota Formation Rare fossils include plants dominantly ferns and horsetails and petrified wood The Dakota sandstone is interpreted as a shoreline facies of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway While thin in the Colorado Plateau region correlative formations are found throughout western North America Numerous dinosaur track sites occur in these deposits and track ways attributed to birds and small coeleasaur theropods have been found in the Dakota Group as well Although theropod and large sauropod tracks are present as in the Morrison a conspicuous feature of these Cretaceous deposits both in the Colorado Plateau

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  • Harding County :: Harding County Today
    H Newsletter 4 H Events 4 H Clubs Mesa Roadrunners 4 H Club Roy Clover 4 H Club 4 H Forms Record Book Forms News Weddings New Babies Obituaries Elvin J Madole Charlie A Payton Shirley Horton Phillip Joseph Archuleta Allen F Thompson Bill Brockman Philip Devon Gilstrap Florence Martinez Frank Surls Tomas Montoya Archbishop Sanchez Virginia Self Helen Aragon Rudy Ulibarri Benjamin Campbell Government County County Assessor County Map Forms Tax Estimator County Clerk County Commissioners Agendas County Treasurer District Court Magistrate Court Probate Court Federal Natural Resources Conservation Service Ute Creek SWCD Mesa SWCD Canadian River Riparian Restoration Project Municipalities Village of Mosquero Village of Roy Solano Mills Gallegos Bueyeros Abbott Newton State Search Home Community Attractions Harding County Today Harding County Today Churches Senior Citizen s Center Volunteer Businesses Attractions Mills Canyon Kiowa National Grasslands Canadian River Canyon Mosquero Canyon Harding County Today Harding County History Wanderings in New Mexico Emergency Services Medical Services Harding County History Harding County today is a rock solid tiny economy based almost entirely on revenues from livestock production and carbon dioxide Results of the 2010 census the population trend appears to be a continuation of a decline that started in the 1930s The 2010 census revealed that 695 people live in Harding County Mosquero the county seat had a population of 93 Roy the metropolis to the north had a population of 234 The county encompasses 2 138 square miles or 1 368 320 acres 348 600 acres is State land checker boarded throughout the county Harding County is larger than either Delaware or Rhode Island but has less than one half person per square mile Only 26 of the nations 3 142 counties have fewer people Ranching is the main industry carbon dioxide production provides tax dollars and the schools

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  • Harding County :: Harding County History
    New Mexico Legislature It was formed from parts of eastern Mora County and southern Union County It was named after then President Warren Gamamiel Harding Word came from Santa Fe that breezy day in March of 1921 that Harding had been created and Mosquero was the county seat The Mosquero School was to become the county courthouse Teachers and enthusiastic students paraded through the dusty streets behind a banner proclaiming Just Born Harding County while they sang patriotic songs to announce the momentous event Today the courthouse is still in use Built around the rock L shaped school it is now a two story structure housing the present county government At that time approximately 5 000 people lived in Harding County but the county has been losing population ever since Like other agricultural communities in the American Southwest Harding County has never recovered from the Great Plains Dust Bowl Based on the 1996 population of 946 persons Harding is the least populous and second least densely populated county in the state This was one of the last vast unpopulated areas in the U S and had at its peak supposedly 7000 people Many of the ranches were established by homesteaders who received from 160 320 acre homesteads of free land under the Expanded Homestead Act As you drive across the county don t be surprised if you find yourself thinking about Wells Fargo Stage Coaches and little houses on the prairie This is the West of our national mythology too often imprinted only through the magic of movies And though Hollywood s interpretation of the old West is often severely distorted it s based to a large degree on a profound reality reflected under the harsh skies of northeastern New Mexico Here is where the plains met the mountains the Cheyenne s met the Apaches and Kiowa west bound ambition and determination often met dismal failure and death As well though it is where that ambition met success where a unique American spirit part Spanish part Indian and part Anglo was born of a necessity to survive Wagon ruts a hundred years old are still visible in the prairie hardpan and Indian artifacts can be found by those willing to search hard enough The land itself is ancient Sixty five million years ago dinosaurs sloshed through lush prehistoric gardens Later when the water had receded the land was a veritable caldron of subterranean fury with volcanoes spewing steam and molten lava from the earth s bowels The land is also one of ancient people Ten thousand years ago descendants of some of the earliest immigrants from Asia roamed these plains hunting mastodons woolly mammoths and other animals now long extinct Just a half century after Columbus discovered America Spanish conquistador Francisco Coronado pushed his way through this part of New Mexico looking for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola By then the Apaches along with the Navajos who settled on the other side of the southern Rockies had arrived from

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