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Treasures of the Border Region Await You at NMSU Archives

Imagine a place where Clyde Tombaugh, Mark Medoff, Fabian Garcia, Josephine Armijo, Pat Garrett, Clara Bell Williams, Martín and Refugio…
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Ghost Towns of New Mexico

Throughout the 19th century, mining was a major industry in New Mexico, for silver, gold, lead, and other ores. There…
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bolo ties

Early Days of Bolo Ties | A Southwest Staple

While walking around the historic Mesilla Plaza you are sure to find a person or two wearing this timeless Southwest…
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Gold bars

Uncanny Mysteries of the Borderlands

‘Tis the season to be scary, and what better way to celebrate the creepies and crawlies going bump in the…
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Woman looking through binoculars Leasburg Dam State Park

New Mexico State Parks | Leasburg Dam State Park will Float your Boat

Leasburg Dam State Park celebrates the ingenuity and determination of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation engineers who constructed the state’s…
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An 1881 painting of depot and Armijo farm by Leon Troussett. Note line of trees along Water Street and St. Genevieve’s Church in background. Courtesy of Citizens Bank.

Las Cruces History | The City That Knew it Could

When the blaring horn wakes you at two in the morning, as the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) freight…
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Building at Dripping Springs.

Las Cruces History | The Organ Mountains

If you live in the Mesilla Valley, you see them every day, although you might not pay them any attention.…
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Farmers Bryce Richard of Pata Viva Farm in Las Cruces standing in front of the Las Cruces mural.

First 20 Things To Do In Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley

You're new to Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley, either as a visitor or a new resident. Welcome! One of…
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