Fort Union

Fort Union

(nr Watrous NM) Fort Union was established in 1851 at the convergence of the Mountain and Cimarron branches of the Santa Fe Trial. For 50 years, the largest fort in the southwest, served travelers, settlers, and traders along that route. Built right after the War with Mexico, it played a critical role in repelling Confederate […]

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Route 66 Auto Museum

(Santa Rosa NM) Before leaving the area I visited the Route 66 Auto Museum. Located along the ‘Mother Road’ it housed over 30 cars and many nostalgic items. Some of the cars pre-dated or post-dated the hey-days of the highway. Still, they were nicely restored and in fine condition. A few hot rod conversions, custom […]

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Rocks & Junipers

(Santa Rosa NM) Within Santa Rosa Lake State Park, was a short trail with views overlooking the dam and lake. It wasn’t a good spot to see the dam; but, had a wonderfully expansive view of the lake. The road went almost to the top of a hill to a small parking lot. A paved […]

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