My grandparents homesteaded (allotments of 160 acres) this area of New Mexico in 1904, building the main adobe home where it stands today.
The homestead grew into a cattle ranch, and the main house eventually became home to eight children. In the late 1940's my father, Elsworth Tipton, bought the place and raised Herefords until his death in 1985.
After Dad's death, the homestead was divided between me and my two sisters. I began restoration of the adobe house, completing the project in 1998. From the old barn and CCC building, two guest houses emerged, and a cabin was created from an old garage. In the process, Double T Homestead was developed.
As one of the third generation of Tiptons to work this land, I have come to appreciate it deeply. I know firsthand the hard work, happiness, sorrow, and love that the homestead has experienced.
I am grateful to my grandparents for the legacy they left our family. The Double T is a living tribute to them and to my son Theron.
— Polly Tipton