Saturday, February 16, 2019

From ancient civilizations to conquistadors and cowboys

Historical Highlights

Step back in time in New Mexico

Land of the Lost

Abandoned pueblos and mining towns dot the landscape. Humans have been here for at least 12,000 years. Prior to their arrival, dinosaurs roamed this region.

Churches & Missions

Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayó is a beautiful example of Spanish Colonial architecture. The structure is one of several historical churches on the High Road...
Popay was the leader of the Pueblo Revolt

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was one of the most significant events in New Mexico’s history. The revolt wasn’t successful in terms of permanently...
San José de los Jémez Mission

San José de los Jémez Mission

The Pueblo of Jémez is one of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos. Most of the 3400 tribal members reside in “Walatowa,” a Towa word meaning...

National Monuments

The Gila Cliff Dwellings

The Gila Cliff Dwellings

The Gila Wilderness The Gila Cliff Dwellings is one of the most remote national monuments in the country. The site is located on the edge...
El Morro

El Morro

El Morro is an oasis on the arid plains of western New Mexico. A natural water cache at the base of the mesa has...
Mountains and gypsum dunes

White Sands

New Mexico is a state of fascinating landscapes. From the out of this world rock formations of Bisti/De-Na-Zin and City of Rocks, to horizons...

Ghost Towns

Mogollon, New Mexico

Founded in 1876, Mogollon was named after Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, a governor of the Spanish province of New Mexico in the 1700's....
Gypsy Plaza in Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid

Not A Ghost Town Anymore Located midway on the Turquoise Trail, the village of Madrid is often referred to as a ghost town, though the...

People

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The Short Life & Legend of Billy the Kid

Hollywood westerns distill the old west into an assortment of good guys wearing white hats and bad guys wearing black hats. The reality was...
Pottery at Hawikuh

Esteban the Moor

For those miffed about the lack of diversity in Oscar nods, I have a story idea that would get the attention of the Academy....

More History

Garden in Corrales

Corrales

Village of Corrales Corrales is a tiny, agricultural community tucked between the Rio Grande’s western bank and Rio Rancho, just north of Albuquerque. The village...
Three Rivers Petroglyphs

Three Rivers Petroglyphs

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Three Rivers Petroglyph Site is a hidden gem, often overlooked by visitors traveling to White Sands and Ruidoso. It is located...

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Websites
History

City of Dust

One of my favorites when it comes to ghost towns. They have been exploring forgotten communities throughout the Southwest for years.

Desert USA

When it comes to gathering details about individuals or minor events, this site is one of my favorites, with a lot of long, substantive content.

Legends of America

This website has a wealth of information for history lovers. They've been exploring history, destinations, people and the legends of the U.S. since 2003

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History & Heritage

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

The mission of the NRGNHA is to help sustain the communities, languages, cultures, traditions, heritage and environment of Northern New Mexico.

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