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Shrewd, charming, fiercely independent, beautiful wealthy, powerful, respected. These are the words used to describe Madame La Tules, a successful businesswoman in the 1800’s, ahead of her time. But not everyone respected her success or the business that created it. Rumors and gossip abounded among Americans, outside of her elite …
Is the Los Lunas Mystery Stone a Hoax?

The Los Lunas Mystery Stone is a boulder inscribed with what appears to be an ancient text. It’s also called the Decalogue Stone and Commandment Stone because many people believe that it’s actually a version of the Ten Commandments, though others disagree. In fact, the scientists who study the rock …

It wasn’t the first time I’d stood in front of an O’Keeffe painting.  There was the one at the Panhandle Plains Museum in Canyon, Texas and of course all those at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.  This one, at the Harwood Museum in Taos, seemed special though. 1929. …
nicknames new mexico

You probably know that New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment. But did you know that the state has collected a number of other nicknames over the years? It’s been called The Land of the Heart’s Desire, the Land Without Law, The Science State, The Space State, The Atomic State, …

Last month, we started discussing some of the most interesting and unique historical sites of New Mexico. Of course, there are far too many to cover in a single post. So, we’re revisiting the subject today to look at three more amazing historical sites that you should experience for yourself …

Following up on Part 1 and Part 2 of the Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in New Mexico, Part 3 aims to address a few more questions and comments on the mysteries of the state. Today, we want to explore: Who killed Cricket Coogler? What happened to Robbie Romero, Jimmy Mathews, and …

Last week, we looked at some of the biggest unsolved mysteries in New Mexico. Little did we know that we had barely scratched the surface of the world of mysteries in this intriguing state. We asked you, our dear readers, if you knew about any other unsolved mysteries, and you delivered. …

In today’s world of technology and forensic science, we don’t expect murders or missing persons to remain mysteries for long. We can even solve riddles from the depths of history, finding out who committed what crimes, what battles were fought and why, and where missing persons have gone. So, how …

New Mexico is home to so many national historical landmarks that it would take forever to introduce them all. We’ll start today with five of the most interesting historical spots that you should visit. Then, we’ll return to this topic at a later date to cover more of New Mexico’s top …

Henry McCarty, AKA William H. Bonney, AKA Billy the Kid lived a short life to become such a mysterious and legendary figure. You may think you already know Billy the Kid, but there’s a lot that you might not be aware of about this prolific New Mexico outlaw. Following are some …