Mr. Bliss Chaves County, New Mexico

Occupying an enviable position in the agricultural circles of Chaves County, Mr. Buss has from an early period in its development resided within its borders. He came to the territory from Nebraska on the 6th of April, 1895, and in December of the following year homesteaded a tract of one hundred and sixty acres twelve miles southeast of Roswell, which constitutes his present home place. Immediately after his arrival here Mr. Buss bored a well, this being the second six hundred foot well dug in the Territory, and in those early days in the southwest he followed the drilling business as an occupation. He is now the owner of 160 acres of excellent land all of which is under cultivation, and twenty acres of the place is devoted to alfalfa, while seven acres is planted in orchard.

Mr. Buss is recognized as one of the prosperous farmers of the locality, and he is also actively interested in stock raising, having on his place two blooded stallions and one jack, and he also keeps about fifty head of horses, colts and mules.

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

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