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By Mari Grana

Touted in his time as one of many “great males of the West,” Stephen Wallace Dorsey was once a Reconstruction carpetbagger who went to Arkansas and finagled and bribed his means into getting elected to the U.S. Senate after dwelling simply years within the country sooner than heading West to hunt his fortune. From a fraudulent New Mexico land declare to taking over mining claims and actual property in Southern California, he used sheer crafty and guile to govern the method of the Gilded Age to his personal ends. Dorsey was once an enormous presence in early New Mexico—which was once no-holds-barred frontier corruption—with his aptitude for extra. extra is in every little thing he did, his manipulative 600,000-acre-land-grab, his political shenanigans, his over the top ingesting, his extravagant way of life continually on show. In his fraudulent dealings he was once stuck out—not by way of the legislations, yet these extra conniving than he used to be. His extraordinary mansion in the course of a still-today empty prairie in northeastern New Mexico used to be of state-wide historic value prior to the country may possibly not find the money for to maintain it.

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