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New Mexico History

Saint Francis de Paula Church | Tularosa

The Apache effectively thwarted two initial attempts to settle in the Tularosa area. Initially, a small group of men from the Las Cruces, Doña Ana, La Mesilla, and Isleta...

Teapot Dome Scandal

The Teapot Dome Scandal in the early 1920s was considered the worst case of political corruption in U.S. history until Watergate, with Albert Fall becoming the first cabinet member to serve prison time for felonies committed while in office.

Taos Pueblo

The World Heritage Society recognized Taos Pueblo as one of the most significant historical cultural landmarks in the world in 1992.

Basilica of San Albino

Established by order of the Mexican government in 1851, the Basilica of San Albino is one of the oldest parishes in the Mesilla Valley.


With an abundance of silver, gold, and copper deposits, the Black Range experienced a population boom of miners, prospectors, investors, and entrepreneurs in the late 1800s. Rich lodes of...

San Francisco de Asís Church

Spanish settlers established small communities in the Taos valley, south of Taos Pueblo, after the Spanish reconquest of the region in 1692. Ranchos de Taos, established in 1725, was...

Acoma Sky City

Acoma Sky City is one of the oldest communities in North American, occupied by the Acoma people for approximately one thousand years.

Carlsbad Cavern

Located in southeastern New Mexico, in the Chihuahuan Desert, Carlsbad Cavern is an immense subterranean wonder. Recognized as a National Monument in 1923, a National Park in 1930, and...

Fort Wingate

Fort Wingate was one of the best-preserved frontier military posts in the Southwest until the late 1950s.  The 22-acre installation is located between Zuni land and Navajo land, tucked...

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Established in 2009, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument protects the world's most extensive collection of trace fossils from the Permian era.

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