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A PROSPEROUS TO GATEWAY TO THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
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Supply of Cimarron and vicinity is unlimited and
the quality for all uses is unsurpassed by any locali
ty in the world. Following is an analysis of water
from Cimarron by R. W. Hunt & Company:,
Iron and Alumina
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U. S. GAL.
U. 8. UAL,
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REMARKS : Should make a Very Good water for
Boiler use. Kindly note the unus
ually smally small amount of total
May 81st, 1906.
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PLIT I r eiMIRRON; HZW MEXICO',
-OIMARRON, Colfaz County. New Mexico, lies alona the
V. sunny side of a gently sloping Pinon Hill at the eáge of the
neavier timbered foot hills on the Southern SloDe of the
Rócky Mountains and is protected from storms and blizzards bv a
spur of the Main Range.
Cimarron boasts of a climate unequalled elsewhere in
America. The summers are never too hot and the winters, - while
crisp and cold at times, are full of sunshine. Hunting and shing
n kü15 streams and lakes nearby is good. It is a beautiful and
neaitnful. country to live in. The scenery in the mount a;.ns is
magnificient and the country offers every attraction to the lover
of outdoor life. ,
From a business standpoint, Cimarron is most ideally and
strategically located at the entrance to the last great pass through
the Rocky Mountains and, as if in confirmation of the old saying
that "fYit lact io always V. lw l. C T -- T -1 o.
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Pacific Railway Company, in acquiring this pass, has secured the
best and shortest line of all to the Pacific Coast and this railroad
has shown its appreciation of the advantages and possibilities of
Cimarron and its confidence in the future of the place by selecting
it for its General Headquarters and for the location of its shops
and they have been wise for Cimarron is the center of a region that
has every resource one could ask.
Following are a few good reasons why Cimarron is likely to
become a good business point:
Cimarron is the head-quarters and has the shops of the St.
Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Railway Company and is to be
the head-quarters and have the shops of the Cimarron & North
western Railroad now building. Either would make of it a large
sized town. . . '
Cimarron is the head-quarters and the seat of operation of
the most important lumber business of New Mexico. Tributary
to the town are the finest and most extensive tracts of Pine Tim
ber in the Southwest and the products come to Cimarron for
handling, treatment and distribution. In view of the ever increas
ing demand for lumber, the country over, had Cimarron no other
resources this búsinéss would make of it a city. r
Cimarron lies in the center of the best cattle range in all the
world. Here the cattle escape the killing effects Northers of Texas
and the drouths of the far Southwest and in contrast with the great
Ranges of the Northwhere every animal must be fed from $5.00
to $10.00 worth of hay during the cold monthsthey winter here
and keep fat without any feed other than the natural grasses, j and
with the shipping facilities now afforded by the railroad, had it no
other industries to draw on, it would be a cattle town of several
thousand inhabitants. ? (
Cimarron lies midway between the greatest Coal fields in
America and vast deposits of Iron, Copper, Silver and Gold. The
coke and tlic mineral both come down hill to Cimarron, a distance
of twenty-five miles or less, making it the natural location for smelt
ers which will mean rich returns from the ore that with the facil
ties for shipping now afforded by the railroad, will bring good re
turns even when shipped to distant smelters.
To the East and South are thousands of acres of rich alluv
al lands, that only need the application of water or the skill of the
dry farmer to make them one vast garden spot. The soil is a deep
sandy loam, with a clay sub-soil and needs no fertilizing other
than that furnished by the waterfrom the mountain streams.
Pomacious fruit grown on these same lands took the First Prize at
the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago. In the Taos Val-
?-y on similar lands so irrigated, the Pueblo Indians have raised
good crops of wheat without rotation of crops and without the use
of any fertilizer other than water, for over 300 years and thk same
wheat was pronounced the best in quality of any exhibited at the
World's Fair at St. Louis.
To the West of Cimarron the mountains rise to an altitude of
from 9,000 to 14,000 feet and from these mountains flow never failing
streams of pure water, at once suggestive of cheap power and of
irrigation. Cimaron lies midway between the sources of these
streams and these rich lands so well adapted to the culture of the
sugar beet, fruit, alfalfa, grain and vegetables.
Nowhere is building material found in greater variety and
abundance. Instead of having to ship lumber in, as do many
towns, upon the completion of the Cimarron W Northwest
ern Railroad the entire Southwest will draw in great measure
its supply of timber products from Cimarron.
To the Southwest are enormous deposits of the finest
cement rock. To the Northwest, a mountain of Iron. Every
where 'along the Cimarron River sharp sand and gravel, assur
ing a never failing supply of re-inforced concrete the build
ing material of the future. An unlimited supply of building
stone is easily quarried along the line of the railroad within a
few miles of the town and there is clay for brick and lime
stone for lime. Fuel is abundant and cheap.
This then is the situation: One railroad in operation
intersecting three other important systems, which are ten,
thirty and seventy miles distant respectively from Cimarron.
Another railroad building. Ore coming down hill from one
direction and coal and coke coming down hill from another,
sugar beet, alfalfa and wheat lands on one side and an unlim
ited supply of water on the other. Placer beds that it wiil
take years to work out. Timber of the finest quality in such
quantities that a railroad is being built especially to bring it in
Fruit lands, the products of which took the first prize at
the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Fuel in abun
dance. Cement Rock, Iron, Brick Clay, Building Stone, Lime,
Sand, Gravel, etc., all within easy reach; cattle by the thou
sands on every side grazing the finest ranges in the world.
It would seem then as though Cimarron would grow.
Other towns have sprung up and have prospered with per
haps nothing more than the payroll of some railroad shop to
draw on and with many natural disadvantages to contend
with, such as the scarcity of water, fuel, building material,
etc. Other towns have only the itnpetous arising from the
mining and shipping of coal. Others have agricultural re
sources, but nothing more. Cities arise through the night
and contend with every draw back imaginable and yet pros
per with nothing but ore and less of it than lies within
twenty-five miles of Cimarron.
Timber and cattle industries alone make towns but
Cimarron has around it not one, alone, but every resource
that one could ask. Coal, coke, gold, silver, copper, iron,
farming lands, not one uncertain stream but several never
failing streams, grazing lands, cattle, timber and building ma
terial of every kind and description, fuel, railroad shops, etc.
Enterprising men to push it and a climate unequalled any
where else in America. The town is in its infancy as yet but
the outlook is doubly attractive to both capital and labor be
cause development has only just begun.
"SPiaw W "VWQ9M& Jr
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