Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933 Historical

Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933 Historical (HM1Y31)

Location: Moriarty, NM 87035 Torrance County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.601', W 106° 3.097'

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Eighty-million acres of public land in the West went into private ownership by 1900 through the 1862 Homestead Act. New Mexico drew hundreds of settlers who built homes and farmed 160-acre allotments in pursuit of a better life. Mollie Klapp was one. Born in Illinois, by 1900 she was widowed in Oklahoma with seven children when she decided to move to Moriarty, a "pinto bean capital of the world." The Estancia Valley is well-suited to dryland farming and helped New Mexico become the nation's fourth largest pinto bean producer by 1916 when 2.5 million pounds were harvested. Mollie farmed, taught school, and remarried. Her hard life led to institutionalization at the state mental health hospital in Las Vegas where she worked as a seamstress and housekeeper, and died from "exhaustion."
HM NumberHM1Y31
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 403950 N 3865417
Decimal Degrees34.92668333, -106.05161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.601', W 106° 3.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 36.06" N, 106° 3' 5.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Madrid Ave, Moriarty NM 87035, US
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20+ Present at the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting that honors Mary Ellen Hall Warren Klapp, Woman Homesteader and Dry Bean Farmer.
Wendy Whiteman - Great-granddaughter of Mary Klapp

May 31, 2017 at 11:33am PDT by wendywhiteman

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I am the granddaughter of Mary Ellen. Some family members and State workers and officials including State Historian, Tom Drake, and other dignitaries were there for a dedication on May 24, 2017. It is a new marker honoring my grandmother and other dry bean farmers and homesteaders in the area. It is on the left side going South from Moriarty near McIntosh before reaching Estancia. Mary Jean Kelso

May 31, 2017 at 9:03am PDT by mjkel

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