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Chaves County Archaeological and Historical Society records

Identifier: Ms-0040-SC


Roswell, New Mexico association. Collection contains photocopied correspondence documenting the society’s efforts to restores El Torreon, the first house to be erected in Las Placitas (now Lincoln), New Mexico. The house played an important role in the Lincoln County war. The Committee on the Restoration of El Torreon, chaired by Amelia Church, worked with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the State of New Mexico, and the Southern Pacific Railway Company to obtain custody of the site and restore it. On February 24, 1935, the restoration project was completed.


  • 1934 - 1936

Conditions Governing Access

Open. All materials in this collection are available for research under supervised conditions in the Research Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyrights associated with materials in this collection have not been transferred to New Mexico State University.


14 items

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

A76-10 Copied from the restoration file of the Chaves County Historical Society in Jan. 1976
Guide to the Chaves County Archaeological And Historical Society records
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA