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Bloomfield History

Sources and Links
Sources and Links
Compiled Personal Histories
Lesson Plans
Life Story of Bertie McDaniel
Town Biographies
Area Geography



Local History Sources


San Juan County

Aztec Museum, 125 North Main Street, Aztgec, New Mexico, 87410. Phone: 505-334-9829


Farmington Family History Center, 400 West Apache, Farmington, New Mexico, 87401. Phone: 505-325-5813


Farmington Museum, 302 N. Orchard, Farmington, New Mexico, 87401-6227.


San Juan County Historical Society, P. O. Box 37, Flora Vista, New

Mexico, 87415-0037. President is Catherine Davis who is also Collections Manager at the Farmington Museum.


Totah Tracers Genealogical Society, c/o Salmon Ruins Museum, P. O.

Box 125, Bloomfield, New Mexico, 87413-0125. Phone: 505-632-2013



Publications on Local History


Arrington, John B. and Eleanor D. MacDonald. The San Juan Basin: My Kingdom Was a County. Mido Printing: Denver, 1975.


Furman, Agnes. Tohta. Nortex Press: Wichita Falls, TX, 1977.


San Juan County Historical Society booklets (available at the Farmington Museum):


Craig, Phillip. The Cox-Truby Feud, 2002.


Davis, Catherine. A Railroad Here?  Meet the Red Apple Flyer, 2005.


Duke, Robert W. San Juan County: the Early Years, 1999.


Duke, Robert W. San Juan County Roars into the ’20s, 2000.


Waybourn, Marilu. Water: Lifeline of the Valley, 2004.


Waybourn, Marilu. Abandoned Cemeteries & Lesser-Known Settlements of San Juan County, NM, 2001.





Links to Local Resources


Farmington Daily Times. <> Bloomfield News. <>


Bloomfield, NM – Chamber of Commerce. <>


e-podunk. Bloomfield Community Profile. Demographic info.



Links to County Resources


Discussion board re: San Juan county genealogy. <>


San Juan County Page. Includes information on country government, basic county history and administrative details. <>




Links to New Mexico History


Brief overview <>


New Mexico Tourism Department. Links to all aspects of the state, geared toward tourists, but containing some great pictures. <>


New Mexico Tourism Department. State history, Hispanic history, and Indian History with links. <>


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Basic overview, links to overviews of each pueblo. <>


Timeline of New Mexico History <>


New Mexico Office of the State Historian. Some very interesting and specific approaches to history, and the site is beautifully done. <>