Judge W. R. McGill Roosevelt County, New Mexico

Judge W. R. McGill, who came to the Territory in October, 1900, from Seymour, Texas, where he had served as judge of the district court, has during the past six years, been identified with territorial interests and his business activity has been of a character which has contributed to general improvement as well as individual success. He came with cattle and located eight miles north of La Lande in Guadalupe County. New Mexico. In February, 1905 he sold his cattle interests and removed to La Lande, where he became interested in the town site of La Lande with the Santa Fe Railroad Company. He is now engaged in making improvements, building the town and developing the surrounding country, and is thus a pioneer of the locality whose efforts are directed toward the utilization of the natural resources of the Territory along lines that are proving fruitful with success for both the general territory and for him as well. He is the United States Court Commissioner at La Lande and is taking great interest in settling the country with emigrants from the states.

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

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