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Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
-- John Muir

RENEWING HISTORIC CONNECTION,
STEWARDSHIP OF CIMARRONCITA
PASSES TO PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH

Cimarroncita Ranch has been transferred to Boy Scouts of America to become part of the Philmont Scout Ranch properties, with safeguards for the continued conservation of the lands and opportunities to experience wilderness adventure. Impressed with the commitment of the Philmont Scout Ranch to the conservation of the land, wildlife, history, and cultural resources of its other properties in Northern New Mexico, we are confident that the lands, use of the property and historical resources of Cimarroncita will be protected long term.

HISTORY NOTE:
In the 1930's a parcel of the land now comprising Cimarroncita's high back country was part of the expansive Philmont Ranch owned by Waite Phillips. Minnette and Frank Burk purchased this parcel, adding to the property Minnette had purchased in 1930 and expanding the wilderness of Cimarroncita Ranch Camp. Long after the sale of that property to Cimarroncita, Mr. Phillips later donated his vast ranch lands near Cimarron, New Mexico to the Boy Scouts of America for use as a ranch wilderness experience, based in part on the camping experience offered by neighboring Cimarroncita Ranch Camps. This donation of land to the Boy Scouts of America became the Philmont Scout Ranch. The lands are reunited in this transfer of ownership and stewardship.

CIMARRONCITA ARCHIVES DONATED
TO NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM:
The Cimarroncita Archives, comprised of thousands of photographs, extensive documents and ephemera, as well as a selection of furnishings and historic items from Cimarroncita Ranch Camp have been donated to the New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Once processed, these items will be available to view on the museum's website, and in person at the museum in Santa Fe.



At the heart of the Cimarron Canyon, historic northern New Mexico.


 

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