Cyrus S. Cameron San Juan County, New Mexico

Cyrus S. Cameron, a rancher of Aztec, first came to the Territory in 1888. He located permanently at Flora Vista and secured a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres, which he at once began to improve. He continued its cultivation until 1902, but in the meantime purchased eighty acres of land near Aztec, for which he gave nine hundred dollars. In the spring of 1906 he bought his present place of Animas valley, and the Flora Vista place, or at least forty acres of it, is now worth more than one hundred and fifty dollars per acre. He has devoted all of his time to the development of "the country and the exploitation of its resources and his efforts have been an important factor in the settlement and improvement of this portion of the Territory.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1845, but has spent most of his life since 1864 in the mountain country. He mined in Colorado and elsewhere prior to coming to the Territory. He has not only been a promoter of the interests of New Mexico, but also of the Populist Party in this section of the country.

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

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