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Chaperito had a Post Office from 1875 intermittingly until 1957 at which time mail was sent to Las Vegas. It was once a major junction on routes along the Gallinas River but Chaperito is now a place of just a few residents.

Robert Julyan
The Place Names of New Mexico
2nd. ed., University of New Mexico Press, 1998

Latitude: 3536
Longitude: 10494