Henry C. Barron Chaves County, New Mexico

Henry C. Barron, retiring from the practice of law at Republican City, Nebraska, came to the territory in February, 1895, and settled at Greenfield. There he planted an orchard of forty acres, continuing its improvement for two years, when he sold out and removed to a place below the town site of Hagerman, where he devoted twenty-four acres to horticultural pursuits.

The land, however, proved to be alkali and the orchard died. Experience proved a hard task-master, but the lessons learned have never been forgotten, and six years ago he came to his present place three-fourths of a mile southwest of Hagerman. He has here twenty acres, all in orchard, for which he paid twenty dollars per acre, including the water right. The land has rapidly advanced in value and he would not today take five hundred dollars per acre for the property, for he found it to be an excellent fruit-producing; tract and his orchards now yield fine crops.

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

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