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Country: United States
State: New Mexico
City: Carrizozo, N.M.
Issues of this title available in Elephind: 289
Items (articles and/or pages) from this title available in Elephind: 2,831
Earliest Date: 12 June 1908
Latest Date: 26 December 1919
Many territorial New Mexico towns were established along the new railways and grew as trading centers for dry farmers. In south-central New Mexico, along the rail lines of the El Paso Northeastern, two towns in particular began to prosper. Located in a region not suitable for dry farming, Carrizozo became a trading center for Lincoln County miners and ranchers. Newspapers migrated there from nearby towns that were less successful. Its neighbor Capitan, for example, began to boom following the discovery of a coking coal seam which seemed to promise enormous growth for the region. Large-scale mining operations were not possible, however, and the town of Capitan soon declined. Four weekly newspapers were published in Capitan, but following two mergers the Democratic Capitan News became the sole survivor. The journal moved to nearby Carrizozo on June 12, 1908, and became the Carrizozo News. The first newspaper launched in Carrizozo, however, was the Republican Outlook, which moved there under similar circumstances, fleeing the town of White Oaks as its fortunes waned.
The Carrizozo News was published weekly from June 12, 1908 through July 23, 1926. It was succeeded by the Lincoln County News beginning on July 30, 1926. The January 10, 1911, edition of the Carrizozo News stated in its heading that it was “A journal devoted to the interests of Lincoln County.” The mail subscription rate was $1.50 for one year and $1.00 for six months. Readers could expect to find international, national, territorial, and local news within its pages.
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