Several prominent New Mexicans were part of White Oaks history. W.C. McDonald arrived as a surveyor and later became New Mexico's first governor after statehood. He is buried in the White Oaks cemetery.
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White Oaks was destined to become a flourishing metropolis but was undone by greedy town leaders who refused the right of way to the El Paso and Northeastern railroad by pricing the land outrageously high. The negotiators simply walked away and headed for Corona and Carrizozo.
From the US 54 between Corona and Carrizozo, turn on County Road 349.
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