Twenty-two miles from Yeso is Fort Sumner, but if you continue through it for 19 more miles there is another tiny dot of history, Taiban. The townsite was laid out in 1906 by the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, naming it for Taiban Creek. Although it still has a post office, its population is minuscule. Its one moment of fame was when Pat Garrett captured Billy the Kid at nearby Stinking Springs and took him to Las Vegas in irons.
Tolar is four miles from Taiban. It grew from a tent city in 1905 by supplying sand and gravel for the railroad construction, but met its tragic end when a passing munitions train exploded in 1944, leveling the town. Incredibly only one man was killed.