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Hillsboro, New Mexico

       James Gililland and Oliver Lee went on trial for the murder of Henry Fountain in 1899 in Hillsboro, New Mexico.  Hillsboro was a minig town in the mountains in Sierra County with a population of only 1,000.  It was a small desert town whose most impressive building was the Sierra County Courthouse, which sat on a hill.  The nearest railroad was twenty miles south and the only public transportation into town were the stagecoach lines from the Nutt and Lake Valley train stations.

 

SOURCES: Fergusson, Erna, Murder and Mystery in New Mexico, 87 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984); Keleher, William A., The Fabulous Frontier: Twelve New Mexico Items, 228 (Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1942); Recko, Corey, Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain, 115 and 117.

 

 

 

 

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