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(Alamogordo NM) In the late 1800s “Frenchy” Rochas built a small rock and adobe cabin for himself at the mouth of Dog Canyon. By piling rocks, he also created a flume from the spring fed stream in the canyon to collect water. He stacked rock terraces for his garden, orchard, and walls to contain his […]

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City of Rocks

(Faywood NM) Situated in the desert, about 33 miles southeast of Silver City NM, sets the pile of amazing rocks that is City of Rocks State Park. Intermingled amongst the huge boulders are campsites. I found one that was tucked into the middle of the rock formations. This was dry camping; meaning no electric or […]

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Pancho Villa

(Columbus NM) This very small town was made famous in 1916 when it was raided by the army of Méxican Revolutionary General Francisco Pancho Villa. It was the last invasion by a foreign military on the American mainland. Cootes Hill, named after a soldier, was used during the day as a lookout to watch the […]

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