Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources

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New Mexico

Anderson, George B.  History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People.Volume 2.

Beck, Warren A., New Mexico: A History of Four Centuries. University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.

Brayer, Herbert, The Spanish Mexican Land Grants - New Mexico and Colorado 1863-1878, 2 V. Bradford Robinson, 1949.

Bryant, Keith., History of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Macmillan, 1974.

Frazer, Robert W. New Mexico in 1850: A Military View. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

Gregg, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies:or Eight Expeditions across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico. University of Oklahoma Press. 1990.

Griswold del Castillo, Richard. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict. University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

Gunnerson, Dorris A. The Jicarilla Apaches: A Study of Survival. Northern Illinois University Press, 1974.

Inman, Henry. The Old Santa Fe Trail: The History of a Great Highway. Crane and Co., 1916.

Julian, George W., Land Stealing in New Mexico. North American Review, July 1887.

Lamar, Howard R. The Far Southwest 1846-1912: A Territorial History. Yale university Press, 1966.

Larson, Robert.,New Mexico's Quest for Statehood, 1846-1912. University of New Mexico Press, 1968.

Meinig, D.W. Southwest: Three Peoples in Geographical Change 1600-1970. Oxford University Press, 1971.

Ortiz, Roxanna Dunbar. Roots of Resistance: Land Tenure in New Mexico, 1680-1980. University of California, 1980.

Russell, Marian Sloan. Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell along the Santa Fe Trail. University of New

                                  Mexico Press. 1981.

Ryus, William H., The Second William Penn: A True Account of Incidents that Happenned Along the Old Santa Fe

                                Trail in the Sixties. Frank T Riley Publishing Co., 1913.

Stratton, Porter A.,Territorial Press of New Mexico, 1834-1912. University of New Mexico Press, 1969.

Twitchell, Ralph Emerson. The Leading Facts of New Mexican History. Volume 2; Volume 3.

Twitchell, Ralph Emerson. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico. Volume 1.

Weber, David J. The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest under Mexico.

                          University of New Mexico Press.

Colfax County

Anderson, George B. History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People. Volume 2. Colfax County, pp. 666-

Carson, Kit,  Autobiography. University of Nebraska Press, 1966.

Chused, Richard H., Satan's Paradise, from Lucien Maxwell to Fred Lambert. Houghjton Mifflin, 1952.

Cleaveland, Norman. Colfax County's Chronic Murder Mystery. Rydal Press, 1977.

DeBuys, William. Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range.

                         University of New Mexico Press, 1985.

Emmett, Chris. Fort Union and the Winning of the Southwest. University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.

Keleher, William. Maxwell Land Grant: A New Mexico Item. University of New Mexico Press 1984.

Montoya, Maria. Translating Property: the Maxwell Land Grant and the conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1890. University of California press, 2002. 299 pages.  Google books

Murphy, Lawrence R. Lucien B. Maxwell: Napoleon of the Southwest. University of Oklahoma Press. 1983.

Pearson, Jim Berry. The Maxwell Land Grant. University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.

Quaife, Milo Milton. Kit Carson's Autobiography. University of Nebraska Press, 1966.

Sherman, James E. and Barbara Sherman. Ghost Towns and Mining Camps.

Simmons, Marc. The Wagon Mound Massacre. Journal of the West 28, No.2, April 1989.

Stanley, Father. The Grant that Maxwell Bought. Google books.

Taylor. Morris F. O.P. McMains and the Maxwell Land Grant Conflict. University of Arizona Press, 1979.

Tiller, Veronica Velarde. The Jicarilla Apache Tribe: A History, 1846-1970. University of Nebraska Press, 1983.

Twitchell, Ralph Emerson. The Leading Facts of New Mexican History. Volume 3. Colfax County, pp. 63-133


Haunted Tales of Cimarron, New Mexico.

Murphy, Lawrence R. Philmont: A History of New Mexico's Cimarron Country. University of New Mexico Press,1972.

Murphy, Lawrence R. Rayado: Pioneer Settlement in Northeastern New Mexico 1848-1857. New Mexico Historical

                              Review,  January 1971.

Sweatman, Jill. Ghosts of the St. James Hotel.


A Brief History of Springer. Lorrena A Keenan, Michael E Taylor.