THE MAXWELL LAND GRANT.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. xiv,305pp. Index. Bibliography. Illustrations. Maps(3). Notes. First edition. Clean, near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket. Adams, Six-Guns 1698: “Has some information on Clay Allison, David Crockett, and other gunman.” The Maxwell Land Grant, once the largest privately owned parcel in the West, covered over 600 square miles in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The author recounts the events from the beginning--- gold mining ventures, the eviction of squatters, Indians, murderers, highwaymen, the towns that sprang up within the Grant, the large ranching operations, etc.