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  • Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave
    September 19, 2017, Comments Off on Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave

    Sometimes called “The Land of Fire and Ice,” Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave is in a unique location in New Mexico. 10,000 years ago, Bandera Volcano erupted in a violent […]

  • Wickenburg, Arizona
    September 2, 2017, Comments Off on Wickenburg, Arizona

    Wickenburg, Arizona sits along the banks of Hassayampa Creek. The town was established as a supply depot for the Vulture Mine, discovered in 1852 by Henry Wickenburg, after whom the […]

  • Big Nose Kate
    August 27, 2017, Comments Off on Big Nose Kate

    Rising to fame through her association with Doc Holliday, the notorious “soiled dove”, Big Nose Kate, didn’t start life as a prostitute. In fact, she was born Mary Catherine Haroney […]

  • The Healing Waters of Jemez Springs, New Mexico
    August 23, 2017, Comments Off on The Healing Waters of Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    Nestled between soaring red rock mesas, which are the remnants of ancient lava flows, the Village of Jemez Springs in New Mexico is a charming and relaxing getaway spot. It […]

  • The Legend of Youngblood’s Lost Dutchman Mine
    August 17, 2017, Comments Off on The Legend of Youngblood’s Lost Dutchman Mine

    There are actually several mines known as the Lost Dutchman in the Southwest. The most famous, of course, if the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. But […]

  • The Legend of the Hell Hill Line
    August 11, 2017, Comments Off on The Legend of the Hell Hill Line

    While it is true that the railroads civilized the West, it was never easy. In fact, you might say it was an uphill battle — especially in Colorado. The Hell […]

  • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
    August 7, 2017, Comments Off on Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

    Around 1.6 million years ago, a large area in New Mexico became geologically active. The Valles and Toledo craters began spewing out ash, rock fragments, searing hot gases and incandescent […]

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    Blackwater Draw Archeological Site: Clovis People
    August 5, 2017, Comments Off on Blackwater Draw Archeological Site: Clovis People

    Near Clovis, New Mexico, is the archeological site of Blackwater Draw. Nearly 13,000 years ago, large glaciers covered the North American continent including a large portion of the Rocky Mountains. […]

  • The Colorado Mountain Charm of Cripple Creek
    July 17, 2017, Comments Off on The Colorado Mountain Charm of Cripple Creek

    Cripple Creek, elevation 9, 494 feet, just below tree line was not part of the Colorado gold rush that began in the late 1850s. It was thought the area was […]

  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
    July 12, 2017, Comments Off on Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

    The remote region of New Mexico called the Salinas Basin has been home to a number of cultures for at least 2,000 years. Large pueblos and trade settlements of Tiwa […]

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