C. H. Algert San Juan County, New Mexico

C. H. Algert, who, as a merchant of Fruitland is numbered among the leading business men there, was born in Pennsylvania in 18". He removed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Pennsylvania in 1880 and acted as first night telegraph operator there for the Santa Fe Railroad.

In 1885 Mr. Algert went to Arizona as an Indian trader on the Navajo reservation, and was prominently identified with the development of that country until 1904, when he retired to New Mexico and engaged in the general merchandise and Indian supply trade at Fruitland, in the capacity of president of the C. H. Algert Company, Incorporated.

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

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