R. P. Hall Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Albuquerque Foundry and Machine Works, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, were established in 1884 by a stock company, and came under the present management in 1887. The present company is a close corporation, consisting of R. P. Hall, his wife and daughter, Mr. Hall owning and controlling it completely. He came into New Mexico from Missouri twenty-six years ago, or in July, 1880. He was born in New York, and for some years was a resident of Wisconsin. When he arrived in the Territory he was employed on the construction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, and so continued up to the time that he purchased the foundry, in 1887. At one time the plant was greatly injured by fire, but he immediately resumed business, and the same spirit of determination and enterprise has been manifest throughout his business career. The foundry gives steady employment to about fifty men the year round. Mr. Hall was a county commissioner for two terms, being nominated for the office on three tickets, and many progressive public movements were instituted and carried through during his term of office.

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

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