Archive for: Jornada del Muerto

Jack & Grace Cain

Jack and Grace Cain still live on their ranch north of Engle, which is about 15 miles from Rhodes Canyon.  Jack is known as the “Traveling Preacher” and has brought the Lord to many a rural New Mexican. He currently preaches at Engle Church.  Grace, the good woman behind every good preacher, taught 5th grade science at T or C Elementary during her professional life.  She also taught “Ag in the Classroom” courses to educators all over the state.

Jack Martin’s Well

Jack Martin’s well, dug in 1868, opened up the way for settlement, development and permanent ranching in an area that was previously known only as the Jornada del Muerto, or Journey of Death. The well is still pumping plenty of good water and has a new neighbor – Spaceport America. The story of “El Aleman” is also included as part of this video, since Jack Martin’s ranch and the well are located at the Aleman site.