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This small community of farmers and ranchers borders the national forest, just east of Ranchos de Taos.  First named Rio Chiquito for the river running through the area, Talpa was settled during the early 18th century during the time that nearby Ranchos de Taos began to be settled.  Talpa is on the old Spanish land grant of Don Cristobal de la Sena.  The name of the town may have been derived from the town of Talpa in Jalisco, Mexico, or it may have been named for Senora Talpa Romero, of a prominent Taos family.  Ponce de Leon hot springs, used by Native Americans and early Spanish settlers, is located nearby this community, and still bubbling warm.

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Listing information last updated on April 19th, 2019 at 10:47pm EDT.