New Mexico to honor dryland farming pioneer
May 21, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is honoring a dryland farming pioneer.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2qIFlpk ) that the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the Department of Transportation will dedicate a state historic marker to Mollie Klapp.
The dedication will be held Wednesday at the intersection of N.M. 41 and Madrid Avenue near Moriarty.
Klapp was a widow with seven children who moved to New Mexico in the 1900s.
She was a dryland farmer who took advantage of the climate and sandy soils to grow pinto beans in Estancia Valley.
Klapp as a homesteader at t...