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De Baca History & Culture

The county was named for Ezequiel C. De Baca, governor. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,240 people, 922 households, and 614 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile.

The village of Fort Sumner was a military fort charged with the internment of nearby Navajo and Mescalero Apache populations from 1863 to 1868. Fort Sumner is the spring and fall home of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility as well.

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