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TOM CLAFFEY. 103rd Meridian

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TOM CLAFFEY. 103rd Meridian. Paperback, 216 pages, $11.99, www.TreatyOakPublishers.com

When Congress established the Territory of New Mexico in 1850, it designated its eastern border as the 103rd meridian. Today, the State of New Mexico’s eastern border follows the 103rd meridian between itself and Oklahoma—then it jumps three miles west, with 603,485 acres of New Mexico land becoming part of the Lone Star state! Therein lies the historical backdrop to this story of Gordon Meese’s hard drinking, treetop flying, and bullheaded pursuit of justice.