FRENCH

NAME: FRENCH
COUNTY: COLFAX
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 3
CLIMATE: NO PROBLEMA
BEST TIME TO VISIT: ANY TIME
COMMENTS: FRENCH; Pos office1908/1945.
REMAINS: Please inquire locally
FRENCH: Trading point on US 85, 9 mi N of Springer. Named for Capt. William French, who came to America in 1883 from French Park, Ireland. He owned the W-S (William Slaughter) Ranch, first in Grant County; when it moved to Cimarron, he organized the French Tract, a group of farms with French as a center. Because of litigation over water rights, the plan failed and little remains today of the farms and town. French was the author of 'Recollections of a Western Ranchman, 1883/1889. (1927)FRENCH LAKE. 7 mi E of Cimmaron. Submitted by: Samuel W McWhorter

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