Money not easy to come across for homesteaders

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist (Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part column.) Last week the story was about ranchers in Roosevelt County and how they handled money. It was the same in Curry County a few years later. “The homesteaders (nesters, the ranchers called them) encountered many difficulties,” said Gordon Greaves in […]

Farwell town folk recognize 100-year anniversary

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The story of how Farwell was founded nearly 100 years ago really begins in Chicago. That’s where two merchandising brothers took up an offer from the state of Texas to build a new capitol building in Austin, and where the transformation of the western Panhandle began. In September, the […]