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County Information
Founded: 30 January 1899
County Seat: Alamogordo
Largest city: Alamogordo

Mescalero reservation
Indian tepees
Mescalero Agency N. M.
between 1890 and 1910?
Two Native American Mescalero Apache women stand in their camp near the Mescalero Agency, New Mexico, includes tepees, a brush and canvas ramada (food preparation area,) a burro, a basket, and blankets

City
* Alamogordo

Villages
* Cloudcroft * Tularosa

Census-designated places
* Boles Acres * Holloman AFB * La Luz * Mescalero * Timberon

Other localities
* High Rolls * Mountain Park * Newman * Sunspot
* Three Rivers *Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation


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Website Updates:
Sep 2014:  MANN obit, Crime News (submitted by Peggy Thompson)

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