Taos County, New Mexico
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One of the original nine counties formed in 1852
The county seat is Taos.
Taos was established following the Spanish conquest of the Pueblo villages.
During the 1770s Taos was repeatedly raided by Comanches who at that time lived in the plains of what is now eastern
Colorado. Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of the Province of New Mexico, led a successful punitive expedition in
1779 against the Comanches.
After the U.S. takeover of New Mexico in 1846, Hispanics and Amerindians in Taos staged a mini-rebellion, known
as the Taos Revolt, in which the newly appointed U.S. Governor, Charles Bent, was lynched.
Beginning in 1898, artists began to settle in Taos and created the "Taos Society of Artists". In time
the Taos art colony developed. Many paintings were made of local scenes, especially of Taos Pueblo and activities
Towns / Villages / CDPs
* Red River * Taos
* Questa * Taos Ski Valley
* Chamisal * Penasco * Picuris Pueblo * Ranchos de Taos * Rio Lucio * Taos Pueblo * Vadito
* Amalia * Arroyo Hondo * Arroyo Seco * Carson * Cerro * Costilla * El Prado
* El Rito * Lama * Las Trampas * Las Trampas * Llano * Ojo Caliente * Ojo Sarco
* Pilar * San Crist�bal * Tres Piedras * Valdez
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Obituaries: Mrs. Emma McCarthy, Fremont C. Stevens, Honorable Nicanor
Vigil; County History: Bit of New Mexico History- The Taos Rebellion in
1847, The Fight For Taos County Goes On; News: Military News:
Vocational Training Is Given Soldiers of New Mexico Disabled During
War; Crime News: Eleven Cows Are Under Arrest At Taos; Court News:
Pueblo Indians of New Mexico Are Federal Wards Say Decision;
Miscellaneous News Stories: 7 Convicted and Executed In Two Days In
Taos County, Official Matters; Community News: Topics From Taos,
Diptheria in Taos County, Invading Taos County, Depredations At Taos
Pueblo, A Deputy U. S. Marshal Wanted in Taos County, Considerable
Activity in Taos County.
Sep 2014: SIMPSON obit
Birth Announcements for CORTEZ, MILLER, TAFOYA; Obits of ROMO, MALONE;
Marriage Announcements for TORRES-TAFOYA, QUINTO-VIGIL,
ARCHIBECK-REYNOLDS; Sick list, gossip/visiting news from July 1959
Jan 2013: WW2 Casualties
Mar 2012: List of Cemeteries. Bios for ILFELD, LARA, STEPHENSON, STEPP, VALDEZ