Place:Dawson, Colfax, New Mexico, United States

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NameDawson
Alt namesMountviewsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35006992
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates36.65°N 104.767°W
Located inColfax, New Mexico, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dawson is a ghost town in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States and was the site of two separate coal mining disasters in 1913 and 1923. Dawson is located about 17 miles northeast of Cimarron, New Mexico. Dawson was a coal mining company town founded in 1901 when rancher John Barkley Dawson sold his coal-rich land in northern New Mexico to the Dawson Fuel Company. The Dawson Railway was built connecting the town to Tucumcari, New Mexico. The mines were productive, and by 1905 the town boasted a population of nearly 2,000, later reaching around 9,000.

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