Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: By special request: the Great Hoax

I took it as an honor when Eddy County Museum Board Member Sandy O'Connor asked me to join her for a visit to the office of John Hovey, a retired attorney who practiced law in New Rockford from 1964 to 2001. Our intention was to collect a series of letters regarding the placement of Chinese refugees outside New Rockford.

Hovey donated three of these envelopes, each containing a letter, to the Eddy...