Vietnam Veterans Memorial

(Agua Fría NM) The Vietnam Veterans Memorial began as the Peace and Brotherhood Chapel built to honor a son killed while serving in Vietnam. Over the years, the park was enlarged with other features added. It eventually was acquired by the Disabled American Veterans, and then transferred to the state of New Mexico. It now includes […]

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Kit Carson House

(Taos NM) After many years of adventures in the mountain west, Christopher “Kit” Carson settled at Taos in 1843. There he married young Josefa from a prominent Mexican family; and, they raised seven children in this three room adobe with patio, ramada, and horno. He also had a ranch further east in Rayado NM (near […]

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Fort Burgwin

(nr Ranchos de Taos NM) Fort Burgwin is a reconstructed 1850s cavalry fort a fews miles south of town, established in 1852 for the 1st US Dragoons. The building exteriors resemble the original construction, but the insides are modern. The fort grounds, along the Río Grande del Rancho, are now the Taos campus of Southern […]

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