Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Month: July 2024

  • Rexford Guy Tugwell: Architect of the New Deal and 1936 visitor to Baca County

    Rexford Guy Tugwell: Architect of the New Deal and 1936 visitor to Baca County

    By Kent Brooks July 12, 2024 In the annals of American economic history, few figures stand as prominently as Dr. Rexford Guy Tugwell. Known as one of the principal architects of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, Tugwell’s vision and reforms left an indelible mark on the nation during one of its most challenging periods.…

  • Ezra Nowels,Baca County’s First Judge

    Ezra Nowels,Baca County’s First Judge

    Attorney Ezra C. Nowels left Rensselaer, Indiana in 1888 and came to Minneapolis, Colorado.  The March 14, 1888 Indiana State Sentinel reports,  “Ezra C. Nowels will start to Colorado next week. He will locate in Minneapolis, Las Animas County, where he will engage in the practice of law and the real estate business. Mr. Nowels…