Charles A. Spence Lincoln County, New Mexico

Charles A. Spence, extensively engaged in the raising of sheep and cattle at White Oaks, New Mexico, is a native of Iowa and came to New Mexico in 1882. Here he became actively interested in the stock industry, establishing a large cattle ranch and also opened a store at Pinos Wells. Through his efforts a post office was opened there and the village became an important business center and distributing point for the surrounding ranches.

 Mr. Spence has lived in White Oaks since 1901 and is engaged in sheep raising on a large scale, being one of the leading representatives of this business in his section of New Mexico. He has done much to improve the grade of sheep raised by the introduction of good breeds and has thus contributed in keeping the price up to a high standard.

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

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