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Lost History- Video Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

Lost History- Video 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. As the docent continues, he reminds his...

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Ernie Pyle Library Celebration of a life

Ernie Pyle Library Celebration of a life

Ernie Pyle was a simple Indiana kid who liked to write and travel and found both as a World War 2 correspondent for Scripps-Howard newspapers. He purchased a house in Albuquerque in the 1940's and lived in it with his wife and dog Cheetah, till he was killed in the...

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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 onto train cars and sent to industrial cities. At one time Creede had 10,000 inhabitants. The population now is 290, the mines...

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Great Sand Dunes National Monument Near Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Monument Near Alamosa, Colorado

I was told by a brother, Neal, and, by Pat, that the Great Sand Dunes are worth a look so I take a quick side trip to test their recommendation. The dunes get bigger as I drive a  narrow two lane road from the big highway deeper into the National Monument.There...

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Back to Fort Union’s Past Photo essay

Back to Fort Union’s Past 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 were once...

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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 busted a long...

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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 with Mexico than...

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” The Fountain ” – Video Fountain Hills, Arizona

” The Fountain ” – Video Fountain Hills, Arizona

  This morning, the Fountain goes off at nine sharp, the same time as all the local businesses open. Ducks cruise past it like little feathered boats as a steady geyser of water is propelled several hundred feet into the air.  I film the eruption from...

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In Billini Plaza 19th Century Museo of Tostada

In Billini Plaza 19th Century Museo of Tostada

Across from Billini plaza is a well to do man's home of the nineteen hundreds. His home, which I am shown through, is several hundred years older than the Alcazar de Don Colon and several hundred years behind homes you find now in the Zona Colonia with modern...

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Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

Rum has been around for centuries. Columbus brought the first sugarcane to the new world, and, shortly after, the first sugar cane plantation, worked by slaves, was begun in the New World in the Dominican Republic.  A trade route was begun with Europe bringing...

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