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Wed Feb 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series

Mining Camps of Cookes Peak

Please Join Matt Barbour, Deputy Director, New Mexico Historic Sites, Research Associate, Office of Archaeological Studies, Department of Cultural Affairs, for an ONLINE talk, as he shares on the Mining Camps of Cookes Peak. The mountain northeast of Deming, known as Cookes Peak, was once a flourishing industrial center. Miners in the late 1800s established three major camps in the area: Cooks Town, Hadley Town, and Jose Town. These communities expanded and contracted with the price of silver until the area was largely abandoned in the mid-twentieth century. Traces of ...

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