Archive for: Ranching

Helen “Dogie” Chavez

Helen “Dogie” Chavez’s parents homsteaded a ranch in the Caballo Mountain Range in 1922. She grew up ranching and went to school in Caballo.

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.