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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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Quintessentially NM: Wild West

Rodeos throughout the state still celebrate the working cowboy. Photograph by Sara Maxfeldt. Trails and Rails THE SPANISH BROUGHT COWS, SHEEP, AND VAQUERO skills to New Mexico, but cowboying in the…

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Maisel’s Historic Murals

Pop Chalee’s Animals in the Forest . Courtesy of Historic Albuquerque. A BLUE-SKINNED APACHE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT dancer in ruffled yellow pants hops on his moccasined foot. He brandishes two painted swords…

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