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Forwarding and Commission Merchants, Socorro, NM.  9'  x 6 one page.  Great engraving of commission house, much scarcer with Socorro imprint. .  Addresses To D.H. Jackson, Sierra City, NM.

BROWNE & MANZANARES COMMISSION HOUSE. (1879-1899), which was one of the great commission houses of the Plains, first following the Kansas-Pacific Kit Carson Co. then following the A.T. & S.F. R.R. to Las Vegas. This trading house resided in all of the end-of-track towns, their path being Leavenworth KS., Junction City, Ellsworth, Sheridan, Fort Wallace, Kit Carson CO., Granada, Las Animas, La Junta, El Moro, Trinidad, Otero NM., then Las Vegas. FRANCISCO ANTONIO MANZANARES (1843-1904) attended Taos School under the instruction of Father Antonio Jose Martinez. He went to St. Louis and studied English at St. Louis University (1863-1864) and began work with Chick, Browne, and Co. in Kansas City. Manzanares opened a number of markets along the routes of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. In 1879, the firm became BROWNE AND MANZANARES, with Manzanares a full partner. The firm was then moved to Las Vegas, New Mexico. Manzanares opened the First National Bank in Las Vegas, and the First National Bank in Santa Fe. In 1884, Manzanares challenged Republican candidate Tranquilino Luna for a seat in Congress. He won, and served as a territorial delegate to the United States House of Representatives from March 5, 1884 to March 3, 1885.

A bit of age toning, o/w VG.


SKU: NM084
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