Garret Eckerson Mora County, New Mexico

Garret Eckerson, manager for the La Cueva Ranch Company in Mora County, New Mexico, is a fair type of the genial, hospitable westerner.

Mr. Eckerson is a native of the Empire state. He was born in the Hudson valley, New York, September 14. 1860, son of Albert Bogart and Anna (Henion) Eckerson. With a love for adventure and ambitious to see something of the world, Mr. Eckerson, when a young man yet in his teens, left his eastern home and went first to Illinois and afterward to Missouri, where he remained until he reached his majority. Then, in 1881, he again turned his face westward. New Mexico his objective point. Arrived here, he entered the employ of Clark & Sheppard, an eastern firm that had large cattle interests in New Mexico. For the past seven years he has had charge of cattle for the La Cueva Ranch Company, ten miles north of Watrous, Watrous being his post office. In addition to acting as manager for this company, Mr. Eckerson also has stock interests of his own, having a number of cattle which he keeps on the company's land. His residence is the old Shoemaker place, well known in this locality for many years, and especially popular since Mr. Eckerson has made it his home and extended its hospitality to both friend and stranger. Mr. Eckerson is unmarried. 

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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