NAME: Moquino
COUNTY: Cibola
GRID #(see map): 2
CLIMATE: Snow in the winter, Hot in the summer.
COMMENTS: North of Laguna, NM, off of US Highway I40. Take State rd 279 north. Go past Paguate, a small indian village and proceed a few miles. You will have to ask around for Moquino. Anybody will be able to tell you. Moquino is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Taylor a landmark of some prominance. It is an extinct volcano and one of the prettiest mountains in the entire universe! The original settlers selected this place above all the available land in the early days, probably 1700 plus or minus a few years, so you must know it looked like paradise to them. And to some of us it still does. Try to get there when the grass is green and the cattle are fat !
REMAINS: Rock houses, corrals, barns, a plenty.

Cubero, Seboyeta, and Moquino were all begun in the early 1800's. Cubero and Seybota both survive today and the population are decendants of the original spanish settlers. MOQUINO is between those two points and a little off the beaten path so it didn't hang on. The Jaramillo family were still there the last I know. That family has been there for an awful long time.

Submitted by: Samuel W McWhorter