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Sierra County Advocate 1907

A Glimpse into History: The Sierra County Advocate, 1907

News from another century: we enjoyed seeing a few pages from the Sierra County Advocate’s April 19, 1907 issue.

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stephenkingticket

November 19, 1983: “Stephen King Day” in T or C

Stephen King in Truth or Consequences? Yes, that happened, on November 19, 1983.

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Lee Belle Johnson Center

Spaceport America Visitor Center in the Historic LBJ

The City of Truth or Consequences, with enthusiastic support from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office, is currently overseeing revisions to the Lee Belle Johnson Center, which is set to open in late June as an interim Spaceport America Visitor Center.

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Geronimo Springs Museum entrance Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Museums & Organizations Preserve the History of Sierra County New Mexico

Two historical societies, some fabulous museums (Geronimo! Pioneer Store!) and the Kingston Spit and Whittle Club keep history alive in Sierra County.

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New Mexico True TV in T or C

New Mexico True TV Visits T-or-C and Chloride

Truth or Consequences New Mexico and the nearby historic mining town of Chloride receive the New Mexico True Television treatment.

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Stegomastodon Fossil: A Major Discovery at Elephant Butte Lake

Whether you’re highly adventurous or a newbie, chances are good you’ve done it at Elephant Butte Lake State Park – by “it” we mean you’ve gotten your vehicle stuck in the sand and had to dig yourself out, or get someone to help you dig out. It’s almost a rite of passage for newcomers to […]

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First Day Hike on Elephant Butte Dam - January 1, 2014

First Day Hike at Luchini Trail and Elephant Butte Dam

New Years Day hikes at Elephant Butte Lake – one at Luchini Nature Trail, the other on the historic Elephant Butte Dam which has been closed to traffic since September 11, 2001.

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Frank Winston Carriage House

The Frank Winston Carriage House in Winston

If you’re in Winston, check out the old carriage house. We are pretty sure you’ve never seen anything quite like it.

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not really a hospital at the bottom of the lake by Elephant Butte

Was there really a hospital at the bottom of Elephant Butte Lake?

It’s a great story. But it wasn’t really a hospital.

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Hot Springs New Mexico

Truth or Consequences – What’s With That Crazy Name?

Truth or Consequences, the town named after a game show, was called Hot Springs until 1950. Piping hot mineral water is still available at 10 downtown spas.

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vintage brochure on Hot Springs New Mexico

Vintage Brochure – Hot Springs New Mexico, City of Health

Excerpt from the narrative: “The early Spanish settlers built a stockade here and called this place ‘Los Ojos Calientes de Las Palomas (Hot springs of the Doves).”

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Sierra County Recreation and Tourism
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM
Director@SierraCountyNewMexico.info
575-894-1968

New Mexico Tourism
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