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Cornelia "Nellie" Martinez Callahan

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Nellie had a small green wooden shack on land she and her late husband homesteaded in 1909. In 1914 she deeded some of her property to the state for the new road. She sold soda pop and cans of gasoline to passing motorists. She lived alone and was a self determined free spirited individual. A large water tank on the east side of the highway marks the site today.