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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Council Rock

    A silver strike in the Gallinas Mountains, in 1882, was big news for the region. Immediately, a town was established and numerous cabins built for the onrush of miners and investors. Streets were laid out as was a water system. It was one of New Mexico's first "planned communities."

    The town was called Council Rock. It was located about 12 miles northwest from Magdalena.

    Although the population was scarcely above zero, one of the promoters, M.C. Logan, managed to establish a post office on Feb. 14, 1882. Council Rock proved to have far more hype than silver. The cabins sat empty and the post office was closed in 1883.

    Afterward, the area became home to the Medleys and Bodenhamers, two of the old prominent ranching families of the region. The Medley Ranch home, and a nearby cemetery, mark the location of Council Rock.

    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

 

 

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