Blast to the Past

Watching the Fire During a power outage

Watching the Fire During a power outage

        Back in ancient days, cave men only had fires to keep them warm, and the skins of animals fashioned into clothes. We doubt  all the women looked like Raquel Welch, but then the men...

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Juggling At Meow Wolf Santa Fe, New Mexico

Juggling At Meow Wolf Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Inside Meow Wolf, there is a house, a mysterious house whose owners are no where to be found. They have their left artifacts; an old desk, an old saggy comfortable couch, a bathroom with toothbrushes still in the cup, closets with clothes hanging, a...

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Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

    At an annual celebration of the famed World War 2 correspondent, Ernie Pyle, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., a docent tells the small group about the permanent closing of Pyle's childhood home, in his birthplace,in Indiana.  Ernie Pyle was a...

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Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

    Creede's reason for existence started and ended with silver. Rich mines were tunneled into the Earth and precious minerals were extracted.  At one time Creede had 10,000 inhabitants. The population now is 290, the mines have played out, and the...

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Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

    On a Saturday morning, Westcliff is closed for business. The Sugar and Spice Bakery is one of the few places open in town this early and seven patrons are already lined up ahead of me getting something to eat. The two young women running the shop wear...

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Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

    We pass people every day. An old man with a cane shuffles past us in the grocery, squinting to read the fine print on a box label.Two little children pull on their mom's dress at the bank as she makes a deposit and reaches them a sucker out of a little...

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Jones Theater Established 1936

Jones Theater Established 1936

    In 1936, television wasn't even someone's dream. In 1936, families and kids brought their dimes to this theater, looked at the marquee, found seats in what now are uncomfortable chairs, and watched westerns and newsreels from around a world just coming...

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Fort Union Photo essay

Fort Union Photo essay

    There are artifacts to see at this national monument - wagon wheels and wagons, an empty jail, cannons, latrines, a visitor center, the only hospital for five hundred miles, ruts where wagons followed the Santa Fe Trail, pieces of adobe buildings that...

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Mineshaft Tavern Local Watering Hole

Mineshaft Tavern Local Watering Hole

    State Road 14 takes you to Madrid,New Mexico, and to Cerrillos,New Mexico, if you stay on it. All the way to Madrid we are passed by overweight motorcycle riders wearing pony tails and Bandito Leather jackets. Madrid is an old New Mexico mining town that...

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Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

    New Mexico, before statehood, was an American territory wrested from Mexico in one of America's many wars. In 1912, we became a state and were lucky to do so.There were plenty of critics, then, as now, who suggested  New Mexico has more in common...

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Grand Canyon State Building a shed

Grand Canyon State Building a shed

    Henry David Thoreau got tired of his rat race in the 1800's and retreated to Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts to live a simpler life. As a transcendentalist, he believed getting close to nature would get him closer to truth, wisdom, God, and peace....

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