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Madams of New Mexico

Brothels were a ubiquitous part of the American West and several of New Mexico's notorious Madams played key roles in their communities.

Dawson

Ghost towns litter the back roads in New Mexico. Miners settled most of these abandoned communities, extracting a variety of precious minerals and ores...

Mescalero Apache

Mescalero Apache The Mescalero's call themselves Shis-Inday, “People of the Mountain Forests," or Mashgalénde / Mashgalé-neí / Mashgalé-õde, “People close to the mountains." Spanish settlers...

Elizabethtown

New Mexico has an enormous amount of intriguing fodder for “based on a true story” westerns should that genre ever come back into style....

Colfax County War

Land grants, water rights, and property ownership have consistently been a point of contention and ongoing conflict in New Mexico, long before the region...

Lucien Maxwell | The Maxwell Land Grant

The allure and opportunities of the American west attracted countless adventurous souls in the 1800s. A host of larger than life characters populate the...

Clay Allison | “The Shootist”

Clay Allison | The “Shootist” The American West was a complicated place. It is often depicted in simplistic terms, the white hat vs. black hat...

Charles Kennedy | Serial Killer on the Taos Trail

Like many of the raucous, unruly mining areas in New Mexico, the Moreno Valley had its share of disreputable characters and gruesome stories. However,...
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San José de Gracia Church | Las Trampas

San José de Gracia Church in Las Trampas is one of New Mexico’s best examples of 18th century Spanish Colonial architecture.

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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...

Lodging

Hotel Luna Mystica

Hotel Luna Mystica | Taos

Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground in the vast Mesa of Taos, one of the most mystical locations on...

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Spend The Day At Ghost Ranch

Georgia O'Keeffe made the glorious vistas of Ghost Ranch famous. The property encompasses 21,000 acres of colorful canyons, magnificent mesas, and spectacular stone spires....

Dining

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Where To Grab A Great Green Chile Cheeseburger

In New Mexico is known for chile and most residents have an affinity for piquant peppers. The state question is "red or green." In...
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