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In Ruins

Above: Travel to catch a glimpse of this shrine dedicated to religious leader Meher Baba. Photograph by Emily Dossett. RISING FROM THE TOWN of Columbus’s desert floor, among creosote bushes and…

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Christmas Old And New

Above: Albuquerque’s Twinkle Light Parade illuminates the streets of the Nob Hill neighborhood. Photograph by ZUMA Press Inc./Alamy. THE FAMILY CALENDAR HUNG IN THE KITCHEN of our downtown Albuquerque…

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A Love for Valentine Diners

Above: Jerry Ueckert renovated this Valentine diner and dubbed it the Red Top Diner. Photograph by Kate Nelson. After they went into production in 1947, Valentine diners soon dotted the West—some…

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Chloride After the Boom

Visitors to Chloride can see former mining buildings. HAD DON EDMUND NOT TAKEN A WRONG TURN on Labor Day weekend in 1977, the town of Chloride might have fallen faster. Instead, Edmund fell for the…

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On the Right Track

Mechanic Max Casias works at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Antonito depot. FROM THE OUTSIDE, the engine workshop of the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, in Antonito, Colorado…

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Our Lady of Peace

Our Lady of Peace is on view at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, in Santa Fe. WHENEVER HE RECEIVES A NEW PARISH assignment, the Reverend Timothy Martinez searches for his family ties…

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Relicarios: Hidden Jewels

Antique relicarios surround a contemporary version (middle row, second from left). SMALL ENOUGH FOR HER fingers to close over it, the pendant resting on Martha J. Egan’s palm demands a closer look…

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Quintessentially NM: Art

A gleaming selection of turquoise bracelets. Courtesy of New Mexico Tourism Department. True Blue WATER HELPS COPPER AND ALUMINUM SEEP THROUGH rocks and alchemize into veins of blue stone found in…

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