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The Wild West – Laid to Rest

The final resting place of Henry McCarty aka William H. Bonney aka ‘Billy the Kid’, is in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The exact location is now a mystery, as a flood in the area removed his headstone and many others. Duplicates have been placed on a likely spot which is now protected by bars, due… Continue reading The Wild West – Laid to Rest

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New Mexico – The Wild West Era

Located in the southwestern region of the United States, New Mexico became the 47th State of the Union on January 6, 1912. After the American-Mexico War, Texas ceded much of the land they had previously laid claim to and congress acknowledged New Mexico as part of America in September 1850. The History of the Cowboy… Continue reading New Mexico – The Wild West Era


The Rockies – America’s Largest Mountain Range

The Rocky Mountains, also called The Rockies, extend from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico. The mountain range formed between 80 million and 55 million years ago, when Pangaea broke up and North America began to move westwards, and is currently over 3,000 miles long. It consists of at least… Continue reading The Rockies – America’s Largest Mountain Range

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Gold Mining in New Mexico

In the past two centuries, New Mexico has yielded a large amount of gold from lode and placer deposits. Spanish explorers and Mexican settlers were the first to discover the metal in the area, but gold mining wasn’t actively pursued for an extended period, as the presence of the Apache tribe made mining difficult and… Continue reading Gold Mining in New Mexico

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Pat Garrett (Wild West lawman)

History is full of charismatic, influential, and dignified personalities regardless of the religion and cultures that they belong to. It is indeed a fact that the entire world is able to recall countless individuals for their untiring efforts and contributions that have made it possible for us to survive in a socially balanced and ethical… Continue reading Pat Garrett (Wild West lawman)