Maxwell Land Grant
Posted with permission of Legends of America.com
The Maxwell Land Grant, also known as the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, was a 1,714,765-acre Spanish grant that was the largest ever made in what would become the United States. Santa Fe Trail Ranch was part of that grant.
The following link will bring you to the story: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-maxwell/
Thanks to Brian Jenkins for pointing out this piece of history!