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February 16, 2018, No comments

The New Mexico Santa Fe Trail Museum in Springer, New Mexico, prompted a ‘must do’ stop on the way to Cimarron to see the three-floor collection of treasures. The Colfax […]

Fort Stanton, New Mexico

February 12, 2018, No comments

Fort Stanton, New Mexico, has been an integral part of the history of the American Southwest for many years. Built along the Bonito River in the Capit ...


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 in ...

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 settl ...

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    New Mexico’s First Early Inhabitants
    November 28, 2016, Comments Off on New Mexico’s First Early Inhabitants

    As far back as 12,000 years ago, New Mexico drew early humans to its lands and bounty. Though the landscape changed radically over the years, the evidence of their presence […]

  • Fort Union National Monument
    July 29, 2016, Comments Off on Fort Union National Monument

    Fort Union, guardian of the Santa Fe Trail during its heyday, was established in 1851. In actual fact, three forts were built, one after the other, on the plains of […]

  • Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
    July 3, 2016, 1 Comment

    Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Acoma people were being raided by their Apache and Navajo neighbors, particularly during harvest time or to take women and children for slaves. The Acoma […]

  • Taos Pueblo
    March 9, 2016, Comments Off on Taos Pueblo

    Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-story adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited […]

  • El Morro National Monument
    January 10, 2016, Comments Off on El Morro National Monument

    In Spanish, it is called El Morro — the headland — because that is what is resembles, a headland rising above the desert rather than the ocean waves. In English, […]

  • Pecos National Historic Park
    September 18, 2015, Comments Off on Pecos National Historic Park

    Pecos National Historic Park encompasses 12,000 years of history, from the ancient pueblo of Pecos, to Colonial Missions, Civil War Battles, the Santa Fe Trail sites, and the ranching history […]

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