Land Grants and Water Rights: Fighting Words in the Twenty-First Century?Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM
Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico's history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. Dr. Stephanie Beninato addresses the cultural, social, economic and political history as well as jurisprudence.
Dr. Stefanie Beninato is a long-time public historian, working on projects ranging from archaeological surveys to genealogy, land use and water law.