Wayne Walling San Juan County, New Mexico

Wayne Walling, a resident agriculturist of Farmington, came to this place in the fall of 1904, settling about a mile and three-quarters east of the town, where he purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land. He was born in Tuolumne County, California, in 1858, and when fifteen years of age became a resident of Texas, where he was largely engaged in farming for a number of years. He lived in Indian Territory from 1889 until 1896, and then again went to Texas. He spent the year 1900 in the San Juan valley of New Mexico, and for three years, from 1901 until 1903, inclusive, was engaged in railroading in Texas. In 1904 he arrived in Farmington and made purchase of one hundred and twenty acres of land, a mile and three-quarters east of the town.

Of this, twenty acres is devoted to fruit raising, while the remainder is principally given to the cultivation of alfalfa. He expects to largely engage in the raising of Jonathan apples, of which he planted eight acres in 1905 and it is his purpose to have twenty acres devoted to the raising of that fruit.

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

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