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The New Mexico Mounted Police were forged from a frontier civil crisis and hammered to life upon the anvil of necessity. The Sunshine Territory of New Mexico had become the last outlaw haven in the Southwest. In the tradition of their red-coated namesake, the Northwest Mounted Police of Canada, this small band of range riders used their fists, guns, and brains to restore law and order during the closing years of New Mexico’s territorial era. They carried their mission forward into the early days of statehood.
About the Author
Author Chuck Hornung is a respected authority on New Mexico’s frontier law enforcement and has written widely on the subject. He had a close, personal relationship with Fred Lambert, the last living member of the New Mexico Territorial Mounted Police. Hornung has spent four decades researching New Mexico’s rangers and cultivating an association with family members of these lawmen of a bygone era. He owns the world’s largest private collection of mounted police memorabilia, and his books about the rangers are the standard on this subject.
Table of Contents
1 The Closing Frontier: The Rise of Mounted Police 9
2 Fullerton's Rangers: 1905-1906 17
3 Cap Fornoff's Boys: 1906-1913 35
4 Fathom Force: 1913-1918 71
5 War Time Rangers: 1918 79
6 The Reorganized State Mounted Police: 1919-1921 85
7 The New Mexico Mounted Police: Records and Equipment 91
8 End of Watch: Rest in Peace Rangers 115