All posts in NM History & Heritage

  • 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 […]

  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
    January 22, 2015, Comments Off on Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

    Located on the grounds of the University of New Mexico, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on […]

  • Pancho Villa State Park
    March 27, 2014, Comments Off on Pancho Villa State Park

    Located less than a mile from the border with Mexico, the exhibit hall and historic structures at Pancho Villa State Park capture the history of the Pancho Villa Raid and […]

  • Santo Domingo Pueblo
    February 2, 2014, Comments Off on Santo Domingo Pueblo

    In 1598, Santo Domingo Tribe was designated as the capitol for the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes in the state of New Mexico. However, the Santo Domingo Pueblo has undergone many […]

  • Pinyon Pine
    New Mexico State Tree
    September 30, 2013, Comments Off on New Mexico State Tree

    The Pinyon Pine is the state tree of New Mexico. It was chosen by the New Mexico Federation of Women’s Club and adopted on March 16, 1949 — the same […]

  • Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village
    Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village
    March 19, 2013, Comments Off on Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village

    Located along the banks of the Animas River in New Mexico, in the town of Aztec, the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village is a great way to capture the history […]

  • Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance
    New Mexico Fun Facts
    January 8, 2013, Comments Off on New Mexico Fun Facts

    New Mexico has a long history, first as a popular dwelling place for our Native American ancestors, then the Spanish, and finally settlers from the United States. Today, it is […]

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