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By David Stevens

Pages past, Aug. 29: A railroad begins to grow west


Last updated 8/28/2021 at 5:08pm

On this date ...

1905: Railroad workers began a new route west, laying the first rails between Texico and St. Vrain. They didn't know it at the time, but they were planting seeds that would grow into Clovis.

Here's how it happened:

In January 1902...

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