Carrizozo — named for reed grass

1930s Pueblo Revival style Women’s Club Photo by Phyllis Eileen Banks The name Carrizozo is derived from the Spanish name for reed grass, "carrizo." However, it seems some enterprising ranch foreman added another "zo" to indicate there was abundant reed grass. That became the town’s name although it wasn’t platted until 1907. The native reed grass was an excellent feed for livestock on the ranches in the area prior to 1899, where small outfits ran cattle on Carrizozo flats in […] Read more »