Author Archives: Jeanne Hoadley

The Search has ended for now

I should have done this sooner but better late than never. I’m sad to say that family obligations and, well, yes, a yearning for greener pastures (literally) has taken me away from New Mexico. So, there will be no new … Continue reading

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San Juan County

  When I traveled to San Juan County back in September I came away feeling that the job was not finished, I would have to go back.  I had been plagued by rain to the point of flash flooding and … Continue reading

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Colfax County

Stretching as it does from the crest of the Rocky Mountains into the Great Plains, I envisioned Colfax to be one of the largest counties in New Mexico.  But in checking the statistics I learned that at 3,771 square miles … Continue reading

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Quay County

I often wondered how a landlocked state like New Mexico came up with a county named Quay, which is equivalent in meaning to dock or pier.  It turns out the county was named for a Pennsylvania senator named Matthew Quay … Continue reading

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Guadalupe County – Part 2 – Santa Rosa and vicinity

As New Mexico Counties go Guadalupe is middling in size at 2999 square miles.  That makes it larger than Delaware but smaller than Connecticut. With a 2010 population of 4687 there are only 4 New Mexico counties with fewer residents. … Continue reading

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Guadalupe County Part 1 – Vaughn

I was happy to pull Guadalupe County for my next destination for the In Search of New Mexico project because it is not too far from home and has some places I have wanted to go back and photograph.  When … Continue reading

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Chaves County

At 6095 square miles, Chaves County is the 4th largest in New Mexico.  Chaves County is larger in land area than the state of Connecticut but smaller than New Jersey.  The 2010 population was 65,645 with about two thirds of … Continue reading

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Taos County

This one has been a long time coming.  I started working on Taos County in 2007 but never got it written up.  When I first visited Taos County I studiously avoided the iconic tourist destinations but when I got home … Continue reading

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Los Alamos County

At 109 square miles Los Alamos (The Cottonwoods) County is by far the smallest in New Mexico.  It is also the newest, having come into being in 1949 when it was carved out of Sandoval and Santa Fe counties.  Lands … Continue reading

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Lincoln County – Carrizozo

As I mentioned in the first Lincoln County post, Carrizozo won a special place in my heart so it gets its own post;  and not just because it is fun to say.  Carrrizo is Spanish for a certain read that … Continue reading

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