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Cimarron, New Mexico: Old Aztec Mill Museum

A historic grist mill filled with local oddities, such as the bearskin coat of trapper Ben Lilly and a photograph of Black Jack Ketchum about to be hanged.

220 W. 17th St., Cimarron, NM
South end of town. From NM-21/S. Collison Ave., at the St. James Hotel, turn west onto 17th St. (a dirt road). The old mill will be on the right, in the trees.
Summer daily 1-4. Closed in winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Old Aztec Mill Museum.

Old Aztec Mill Museum

The Aztec Grist Mill Museum holds tons of artifacts from the early 1800s and the history of Cimarron's wealthy cattle baron B. Maxwell, who was said to be worth over one million dollars when he sold his cattle ranch! His headstrong daughter secretly married Captain Keyes and soon ran off to Oklahoma to avoid the wrath of her father.

It's also well worth the time for history buffs to take the walking tour of Old Town Cimarron.

[S Brian Berkun, 08/27/2018]

The museum has many oddities to reward the careful-eyed visitor, such as the bearskin coat of trapper Ben Lilly, a cast of "the only Tyrannosaurus Rex footprint ever found," a giant Key to the City, and a photograph of Black Jack Ketchum about to be hanged.

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