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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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Smokey Bear Museum

Smokey Bear Park

(Capitan NM) In 1944, the National Forest Service began an advertising campaign to reduce the number of man-caused forest fires. A character of a bear was used in posters and ads to get the message out to the public. They named it Smokey Bear. Fast forward to 1950, when a disastrous fire erupted near town, […]

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NM Farm & Ranch Museum

Farm & Ranch Museum

(Las Cruces NM) The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum tells the story of agriculture in the area from native times to the present. There were impressive exhibits featuring different eras covering methods, equipment, marketing, and lifestyle. An exhibit about developments in weaving was interesting. Period styles changed with migration, new dyes, market expansion, […]

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