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Oasis State Park, Portales NM

Sunset, Oasis State Park, Portales NM, October 30, 2011
Sunset, Oasis State Park, Portales NM, October 30, 2011

Situated 6 - 1/2 miles north of Portales NM off NM 467, Oasis State Park is a modest park set among cottonwood trees and shifting sand dunes on the expansive, grassy plains of east-central New Mexico, not far from the Blackwell Clovis site.

Oasis State Park, Portales NM

Nights I've camped here

Hobnobbing with Brigham Young

The day following my arrival in the flourishing City of the Saints, as they called it then and still call it, I very unexpectedly met and formed the acquaintance of Brigham Young. I was riding along at the head of my flock of sheep when a stoutly built, florid faced genteel-looking man, whose hair was just turning gray, walked down to the street from one of the most pretentious residences in the place and inquired whose sheep I had charge of.

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