Casefile Clues

15 July 2013

Phil Troutfetter Heads to New Mexico in Search of Gold

A fan on Genealogy Tip of the Day mentioned Elephind, which allows searches across numerous free sites containing digital images of newspapers.

Thomas County Cat., August 23, 1888, page 5
Documenting trips and other "short-term" migration can be difficult. Newspapers are one way in which some of these items can be evidenced, especially for those of us who do not have family letters and diaries containing such clues.

I have information on Philip's exploits to other locations, but this is the first to reference him being in New Mexico. Just goes to also show you that no matter how "done" you think you are, you are never done.

In October of 1888, the same paper indicated that Philip was in Cimilario, New Mexico.