Judge J. M. Lata Valencia County, New Mexico

Judge J. M. Latta, of Boston, Mass., who organized the Zuñi Mountain Cattle Company about 1883 and for some time thereafter was occupied in the industry with headquarters at Bluewater, was one of the widely known operators in that section. W. H. Hulvey, his nephew, now a banker of Chicago, was his ranch foreman and superintendent for several years. Judge Latta came into the Territory as a tie contractor with the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad.

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

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