Newton A. Conger San Juan County, New Mexico

Newton A. Conger, a rancher of La Plata, was born in Illinois in 1862, and in 1870 became a resident of the southwest, settling in Texas, where he later engaged in ranching. He removed from the Lone Star state to the Territory in 1903 and purchased three hundred and twenty acres of land. He also leases a similar amount of school land and is successfully conducting his ranching interests. He has forty acres planted to fruit, while the remainder of his place is about equally divided between hay and small grain. He believes that small grain is the most profitable crop and that oats pays best of all and his ranch is well improved and brings to him a good return.

Mr. Conger was made a Mason in Texas, and he also belongs to Carlton Lodge No. 356, I. O. O. F., in Texas, of which he is a past noble grand. He was also a member of the grand lodge in Texas and state instructor for two years.

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

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