Susan McSween Barber "Cattle Queen of New Mexico" 1845-1931

Susan McSween Barber "Cattle Queen of New Mexico" 1845-1931 (HM1YH3)

Location: Carrizozo, NM 88301 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 44.496', W 105° 44.809'

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Her second husband was George Barber. Under the Desert Land Act, they patented 400 acres in 1883. The act required irrigating the land and in 1881 Susan built a dam across Three Rivers stream and a half-mile ditch to convey water to her property. By 1888 Susan had taken on two partners, claimed ownership of 1,158 acres, and acquired 8,000 head of cattle. The Three Rivers Ranch made her the territory's largest cattle baroness and thus the Cattle Queen of New Mexico. Susan is buried in the White Oaks cemetery.
HM NumberHM1YH3
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 430824 N 3733756
Decimal Degrees33.74160000, -105.74681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.496', W 105° 44.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 29.76" N, 105° 44' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd A044, Carrizozo NM 88301, US
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