Manuscripts/Mixed Material [C. D. Bonney--Old Timer]
This bunch of horses and all his ranching interests he sold to R. F. Barnett and engaged in the real estate business. He laid out a tract of 250 town lots, into “Riverside Heights.” Establishing a power plant on Spring River, he furnished this tract with electric light and water. He then purchased 120 acres west of Roswell which he sold off in five and ten acre tracts.
During the time of the Indian uprisings and raids (in connection with all of his business enterprises) he served as Indian scout, under Captain Scott. He can tell of many thrilling experiences with the Indians, and interesting stories of the first stockmen - their feuds and fights over grazing lands and the waters of the springs and rivers.
“Well I guess I am an old timer all right,” said Mr.Bonney, when told that we wanted a story - preferably of Indians,
“I located a mining claim the other day,” he continued, “a gold mine in Cox canon, about four miles east and a little south of Cloudcroft in the Sacramento mountains. I named this mine “The Fifty-five,” for that day (June 4th) was the anniversary of my arrival in Roswell fifty-five years ago.
Mr. Bonney rose and closed the door against the hot wind of the first real warm day of this summer of 1936. When he turned to resume his seat there was a little twinkle in his eye.
“So you want a story about Indians do you? Well I could tell quite a few. One of them is of the time we chased a band of Indians on just such a hot day as this - some hotter - it