Solano, New Mexico
|Solano, New Mexico|
|Elevation||5,627 ft (1,715 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||894990|
Solano is an unincorporated community in Harding County, New Mexico, founded in 1907. It lies along NM 39 and the tracks of a spur of the Southern Pacific Railroad about half-way between Roy and Mosquero. The post office was opened in 1907.
Solano began in 1907 when F. M. Hughes built his house and a store. It was named after a local mail carrier, Cipriano Solano. Solano was the largest town in Harding County for a time, and even published a local newspaper, The Solano Herald, but when the coal mines in Dawson shut down in the 1950s, its importance waned.
- Pearce, T. M. (1965) "Solano" New Mexico Place Names; A Geographical Dictionary University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 158, OCLC 420847
- Julyan, Robert (1998) "Solano" Place Names of New Mexico (2nd ed.) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 338, ISBN 0-8263-1689-1
- "Solano, New Mexico" New Mexico Tourism Department
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