01. The Conjectural Maverick, Maverick Trails

02. Maverick, Relic of Fort Tejon (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

03. Google Maps, Organ, New Mexico (retrieved March 22, 2015), © Google 2015

Crown City


Mining town in south-central New Mexico Territory in 1878.[1]


Established as a mining camp in San Augustin Pass in the years before the Civil War. Named for it's largest claim, the Crown Mine, producing gold, lead, iron and silver deposits.[1]



Relic of Fort Tejon: In July of 1878,[1] Carl Jimson told Howard Harris he was going to Crown City to bring a doctor back to Silver Springs to help Donna Seely with her recovery form a gunshot wound in her chest. Bret Maverick realized Jimson was actually fleeing Silver Springs to avoid being identified as Donna's true assailant in a gunfight between Bret and Jimson.[2]


ABOVE: The site of Crown City today, looking north from U. S. Highway 70 towards San Augustin Peak.[3]


In 1883, Crown City fell under the jurisdiction of the Organ Mining Corporation. In the early 1930s, the mines flooded and were forced to close. Nothing of the original town exists today.[1]

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