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I Never Left a Place that I didn't Clean up. The Legacy of Historic Settlement on Lands Administered by Holloman Air Force Base.

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This report constitutes the second and final phase of the Historic Ranch Project Legacy 781. Research of historical documents, maps, newspapers, and interviews with informants was conducted in order to provide background history for 27 separate research areas located on Holloman Air Force Base. These include eight ranch or ranch activity sites, seven farm sites, six miscellaneous sites, and six non-site research areas. The information in this report provides answers to relative research questions concerning settlement, land acquisition, and land use patterns, as well as a history of land use for those lands currently administered by Holloman. Research indicates that settlement on these lands were an integral part of the ranching and farming economy in the Tularosa Basin in the first half of the 20th century. Additional information includes an analysis of this project for those installations considering similar studies, recommendations of potential eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places, management considerations, and suggestions for further research. The documentation provided in this report is not conclusive, nor is it comprehensive for the Tularosa Basin as a whole. It provides the history of settlement for only one small part of the region. However, it does present a foundation on which other such studies can build in the hopes of eventually producing a definitive work on historic settlement in the Tularosa Basin.

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  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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