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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 ...

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 ...

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-s ...

  • 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 […]

  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
    July 26, 2015, Comments Off on Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

    High on a cliff above the headwaters of the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico sits a series of stone dwellings tucked cleverly into alcoves. Situated 180 feet above the […]

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
    June 10, 2015, Comments Off on Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Called the “Place of Flowing Water” by the descendents of the ancient Puebloans who once lived here, Aztec Ruins is actually misnamed, since the Aztec people never lived here. Early […]

  • Bandelier National Monument
    June 3, 2015, Comments Off on Bandelier National Monument

    Frijoles Creek begins on the snowy slopes of Cerro Grande Peak and carves its way down through the Pajarito Plateau for over fourteen miles before entering the winding Rio Grande, […]

  • Walnut Canyon Arizona
    Chaco Culture National Historical Park
    May 7, 2015, Comments Off on Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    There is a 20-miles stretch of Chaco Wash in the San Juan Basin that was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. There are nine major […]

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