6.19.2009

The NH Ranch in New Mexico

The horses on the ranch

The view of the ranch from atop the mountain behind the house


Climbing the wind mill
Looking for Indian ruins

3 comments:

Wayne and Connie said...

Ok that is the biggest ditch I have seen dug on a ranch before, but you know when the Ames do something they go all out!!

Sam the Yam! said...

That's right! We are over achievers and we have to go all out!

Norma Thurston Holtman said...

My name is Norma Holtman. My great grandparents, Clay & Effie Cooper owned the NH Ranch from 1916 until it was lost to the Bank of Magdalena in about 1922. I believe they purchased the ranch from the original owner, Nathan Hall. Clay & his oldest son Bruce were gunned down in the corral on May 11, 1918 by a group of men including Juan Carrejo, Ambrosio Carrejo, Fidel Armijo, and Candelario Chavez. The shooter was said to be a Byrd Cochrain from Texas who escaped after the others bonded him out of jail and faked his death in Texas to avoid facing the murder charges. They are buried in the cemetery in Magdalena along with Effie, who died in 1928. My great uncle Harmon Cooper was also shot at the same time, but survived with a bullet lodged next to his spine until he died in his 80's. I would be very interested in an opportunity to see the ranch where my family was forever changed. I live outside of Albuquerque. My 82 year old mother is the youngest surviving grandchild of Clay and Effie Cooper. With one son dead, one seriously wounded, and the youngest unable to walk from polio, Effie could not keep the ranch running and lost it to the bank. My grandparents, Archie and Laeuna Hudson lived in Reserve until 1945. Laeuna was the oldest daughter of Clay and Effie. If there is any possibility of arranging an opportunity to see the Ranch this summer, please notify me at 2MefromHim@gmail.com.
This would mean so much to our family. Justice was never done. The Coopers left New Mexico in fear as the Carrejos swore to kill every one of them. I would appreciate you not mentioning it to any of the surviving Carrejos. I know many of them still live in that part of the state.

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