New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

History of New Rockford: March 30, 2020


March 30, 2020

About 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 1903, a fire burned down the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Axtle Johnson nine miles southeast of New Rockford. The men in the house had started a fire in the kitchen range and then went to the barn to take care of the stock. Shortly thereafter, a sister of Mrs. Burton Hulbert smelled smoke, got out of bed, and discovered the kitchen in flames. The only escape for her a...

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