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Wild Wild West Fiesta

(Truth or Consequences NM) The Wild Wild West Fiesta is an annual town celebration. It starts with a parade through downtown. Years ago, I’m told it was a much bigger affair with floats and celebrities. It was still pretty decent. Museums in town were free for the weekend and most shops had Fiesta Specials. Crafts […]

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Mineral Creek

(Alma NM) I don’t remember when I first heard about the Mineral Creek trail. But, a description of slot canyon, rock formations, creek with cascades were enough for me to seek it out. It meant driving several miles up a gravel road to find the trailhead. The hike in, getting to some nice views, was […]

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Fort Bayard

(Santa Clara NM) Fort Bayard was begun in 1866 to protect miners, traders, travelers, and settlers from the Apache natives who didn’t appreciate them taking over their traditional lands. Buffalo Soldiers assigned there played an important role in the Indian Wars. General Crook, Lieutenant Pershing, and Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Greaves served there, as […]

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