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El Fuerte Walk

(El Fuerte MX) Just outside the hotel was the Plaza de Armas with walkways through lush gardens, monuments, bandstand, a fountain, and benches. In early days it was enclosed and held supplies for the fort. El Fuerte Walk – Plaza de Armas Around the sides were shops, cafés, hotels, city hall, and a chapel. And, […]

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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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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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