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
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.
Relic of Fort Tejon: In July of 1878, 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.
ABOVE: The site of Crown City today, looking north from U. S. Highway 70 towards San Augustin Peak.
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.
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