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De Baca County New Mexico AHGP
Created 28 February 1917. County seat is Fort Sumner. De Baca County was named for Ezequiel C. de Baca, New Mexico's second Governor under statehood. The dedication of the present day courthouse was on 24 November 1930. De Baca County is heavily engaged in sheep and cattle ranching and farming. The outlaw William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid, was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett 14 July 1881.
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