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HISTORY

Named after former New Mexico military governor Edwin Vose Sumner, Fort Sumner was a military fort charged with the internment of nearby Navajo and Mescalero Apache populations from 1863 to 1868.

Ranchers Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving saw a business opportunity with the implementation of Fort Sumner and decided to sell beef to the United States Government for the reservation. This enterprise also led to the establishment of the Goodnight-Loving Trail.  MORE...


CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

Interested in joining the Fort Sumner Chamber of Commerce? LEARN MORE HERE.