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New Mexico Lore & History

New Mexico Lore & History

The history of Southwest and West Central New Mexico is steeped in old west lore often commemorated in memorials such as one found right on Main street in Reserve, New Mexico.

Picture of Elfago-Baca Memorial in Reserve, New Mexico

Elfego-Baca Memorial in Reserve, New Mexico

The memorial in Reserve, New Mexico is to 19 year-old Elfego Baca, whose heroic gunfight with murderous drunken Texas cowboys in 1884 led to purging them of vengefulness for having arrested a fellow cowboy.

Picture of Reserve, NM official historic marker

Reserve, NM official scenic historic marker

Many other historical markers and monuments are scattered throughout southwest New Mexico. When you come to enjoy our part of the world you’ll definitely benefit by having this online database of other markers at your fingertips.


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