Ft. Stanton and the Mescaleros

Fort Stanton was the Lynch Pin that Lincoln County revolved around for 40 years. Its want and needs fueled the goings on for much of the area. Fort Stanton was founded in 1855 to help control the Mescalero Apaches and later on to help feed them and to give assistance to the Indian Agent.

We will take a look at the Fort and the Mescaleros:

Fort Stanton A little History

1880 Census of Ft. Stanton With notes

Mescaleros A history

A reprise of some of the folks of Fort Stanton (coming someday)