James Broadwell San Miguel County, New Mexico

James Broadwell, who first came to the Territory as a soldier in the army of occupation, afterward engaged in freighting over the Santa Fé trail, and still later erected the hotel in Denver which bore his name. John and Andres Dold, brothers, had a general merchandise establishment on the west side of the Plaza. Dr. J. M. Whitlock was the first physician to practice in Las Vegas. Dr. Whitlock, James Broadwell and John Sease erected a sawmill at the Hot Springs in 1849, the first establishment of its kind in that part of the Territory.

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

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