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Pecos River Flume, Carlsbad NM

Pecos River Flume

(Carlsbad NM) The Pecos River Flume was originally built of wood in 1890. However, it was eventually washed away in a flood, and replaced with the current concrete structure in 1903. It is still in use today (although not in the best of condition) providing water that irrigates area farms. The flow comes from the […]

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Broceda Sculptures in Desert. Borrego Springs, CA

More Desert Sculptures

(Borrego Springs CA) My second day of seeking more sculptures in the desert took me to see some fantastic creatures. A different group of big metal constructions by artist Ricardo Broceda were found along the roadway, with some walking to get closer to them. These animal sculptures included horses, saber tooth cats, a mammoth, prehistoric […]

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Desert Sculptures

(Borrego Springs CA) In the desert, north and south of town, can be found large metal sculptures by artist Ricardo Broceda. Creatures from prehistoric to present appear as though they belong out there. They were commissioned by Dennis Avery (the label maker) in order to attract visitors to the area. Critters like African elephants, camels, […]

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