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Country Club Border Dispute

Audio file "Centennial Journeys" radio program 2012

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Before Elephant Butte and Caballo Dams were built to control the spring runoff, the Rio Grande was never content to stay in one place. This accounted for some of the border disputes between Texas and New Mexico occuring between the towns of Anthony and Sunland Park.

New Mexico sued Texas to regain lost territory, but it did not go well for New Mexico.