More words to capture New Mexico.


 A Wild West Town

Established within a 1.7 million acre land grant, Cimarron was built on what was originally the lands of Ute and Apache Indians. Later the Comanche hunted in the area and then in the 1800s a few Mexican families settled in. After the Santa Fe Trail came along the new town attracted trappers, mountain men, outlaws, gold seekers and cowboys. The town also attracted gunslingers like Clay Allison who landed in Cimarron in 1870. By 1875 the place was wild with gun play and lawlessness was at an all time high. A local war resulted in 200 deaths. Cimarron was a town of the wild west.

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