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Arriving in the silver mining boomtown of Kingston in 1886, Sadie Jane Creech Orchard is arguably the most colorful woman in New Mexico history. Sadie opened brothels, worked as a prostitute, built and operated hotels, restaurants, and co-owned an…
Why is it called Lake Valley? The town was originally located north of here, and during the 1870's derived its name from nearby relic lake beds. At that time it was just a small stage stop. That location was flooded, and the small settlement was m…
Near this spot lie the unidentified remains of an American Hero, Ebin Stanley, born Decatur County, Iowa. Ebin served with the 3rd and 5th U.S. Cavalry from 1861 to 1873. Variously described as a rancher, minor, hotel operator, Indian Scout, and o…
"History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry"
Lt. Col. Cooke
The Mormon Battalion, of some 500 men marched through this area during November of 1846. The march covered over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego…
Built in 1879, this building has been a mercantile, pharmacy, grocery, post office and telephone exchange.
Site No. 1304
A Register Cultural Property State of New Mexico
Near this spot lie the unidentified remains of a true American hero. Born in Ireland in 1839, James McNally served in the 3rd and 8th US Cavalry from 1858 to 1883. He was wounded during the Civil War Battle of Valverde, NM. 21 February 1862. After…
Hillsboro was founded in the 1870's after gold and silver was discovered in the surrounding Black Range. The town developed into an important mining and ranching center, and served as the Sierra County seat from 1884 to 1939. It was the site of se…