NAME: Field
COUNTY: Socorro
GRID #(see map): 4
CLIMATE: Some snow in winter. Hot in the summer.
COMMENTS: The ranch headquarters was, and is, the buildings of the town of Field. I am pretty sure it was a post office at one time. Nels Field, who was the owner of the ranch gave the town its name. He had a house full of girls. No boys. They served as a trading post of the Puertocito Navajo Indians and with all the girls he had a pretty good town. North of Madgalena about 35 miles. There is a state road that runs all the way to US Highway # 6.
REMAINS: Rock ranch house, rock barns, corrals, are all still standing and being used today.

Nels Field settle there in the late 1800's and made a ranch of it. He had alot of rock buildings including his residence and some other buildings where there was at one time a post office (I think), and a trading post. The ranch is owned now by the Nance family and they welcome visitors.

Submitted by: Sam W McWhorter

Post office from 1930 to 1943. Nels Field had nine girls. The only little boy was lost at birth. Ref: New Mexico Place Names. Pearce.

Field Ranch
Nels Field, Post Master - 1928
Courtesy Sam McWhorter

Fields Post Office and trading post, Nels Field postmaster. (young man in doorway is Powder Knoblack) - Navajo pony tied up out front
Courtesy Sam McWhorter

Field, NM 1930 - branding calves at the Tom Payne Ranch with Tom Payne
Courtesy Sam McWhorter