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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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General Patton Memorial Museum

General Patton Museum

(Chiriaco Summit CA) The General Patton Memorial Museum was located near the headquarters for the Desert Training Center established during World War II. Here Patton directed the building of twelve camps over an 18,000 square mile area, from southern Nevada to the Mexican border, encompassing the desert in parts of Arizona and California. At the […]

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