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Alamogordo

In 1895 a young boy named Carroll Woods acompanied RR developer Charles B. Eddy on Eddy's first vist to Alamo Spring, in Alamo Canyon, just Southeast of the present town of Alamogordo. Years later, Woods recalled the trip: "When we go to Alamo Spring, we found a beautiful pool of water, eight feet in diameter and possibly four to five feet deep...Three huge cottonwoods, whose branches spread shade over a space about 150 feet in diameter, grew around the spring in the form of a triangle." A board nailed to one of the trees said, "Ojo de Alamogordo," or "big cottonwood spring."

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