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Fort Union: Revisited

In the Fall of 2012, we made our first visit to this ruined fort in northern New Mexico. Here’s what we found.  Fort Union is actually three different forts built in the same area. The earliest fort was constructed in 1851, and the forts were decommissioned after the Civil War.

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McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and Arena Blanca Winery

I love a good piece of kitsch. Over the years we’ve braked for giant hammocks, rockers, nickels, and cowboy boots. I can’t explain the allure of garish sculpture but, for me, it is undeniable. So, when I spied a mammoth pistachio in Southern New Mexico, with its green center glowing radioactively, I had to stop. 

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The Roswell Incident

Once upon a time, Roswell was nothing more than a pit stop for cowboys driving cattle. Today, the town is the UFO capital of the world and hosts an annual UFO Festival.The extraterrestrial obsession began in July 1947. “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region,” screamed the headlines of The Roswell Daily Record. But what really happened that summer?

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