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In honor of Veterans Day, admission is free today at national parks and monuments.White Sands National Monument would like to say thank you to all those who have served in the military. Please join us today in honoring our veterans. ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of Veterans Day, admission is free today at national parks and monuments.

7 days ago

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The Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache is coming up!We're excited that our biggest event - Festival of the Cranes - is only two weeks away...November 20-23 at Bosque del Apache. Come join in the fun! (Photo by Douglas Maahs) ... See MoreSee Less

The Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache  is coming up!

7 days ago

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Roadtrip Attraction Highlight: Socorro's Historic Plaza is truly the heart of the town. What use to be an empty army field in the 1800s, now holds a number of events for the city. Socorrofest or the Luminaries on the Plaza are just a couple of events Socorro's Historic Plaza hosts for the public. Click the link for a calendar of events to attend! www.socorronm.gov/locations/historic-plaza/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Did you know that about 3/4 of a mile east of the Fort Selden Historic Site museum are the remnants of the Fort Selden Cemetery?

Although we don't know for certain who was the first to be buried here, over the Fort's lifespan, just over 100 soldiers and civilians--as well as a Native American scout-- were interred here.

One notable internment was Captain Henry Stanton, for whom Fort Stanton Historic Site is named. After Captain Stanton died in combat in 1855 his remains were brought back to Fort Fillmore (located between Las Cruces and Mesquite) where he had been stationed. After Fort Fillmore was abandoned, those interred were moved to Fort Selden, including Captain Stanton.

When Captain Arthur MacArthur (father of Douglas MacArthur) was post commander, he requisitioned all new headstones. When Fort Selden was abandoned in 1891, all military personnel interred at the cemetery (as well as some of the civilians, including two children) were re-interred elsewhere, some at the Santa Fe National Cemetery and Fort Bliss. Most, however, are currently interred at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. A few unmarked graves (all civilians) are still located at what was once the Fort Selden Cemetery.
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The Dia de los Muertos festivities are underway in Old Mesilla... See MoreSee Less

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