In August of 1846 General Stephen Kearney stood on the roof of a low adobe structure on the plaza of Las Vegas, NM. He looked down at the assembled crowd. “We come amongst you as friends--not enemies,” he read, and claimed the area for the United States. That low adobe building still stands, and Kearney’s whole fascinating proclamation is immortalized on a nearby plaque in the plaza.
In fact, much of historical Las Vegas still stands. It has more structures on the various historical registries than any other town in the state--over 900.
Las Vegas, like Albuquerque, was built with two…
Good morning, Albuquerque! It's soooooo early! Who is up and about at this time of day? Are you up? Why are you up? Why is anybody up at this hour?! It has to be the poetry, yes? I'm still bleary-eyed from last night's Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam Finals at the Kimo Theater! So, I must say that this (helming the Ditch Rider in Jon’s stead while he is away) has been both a challenge (in the fun way) and a joy thus far, and I hope that you all have been enjoying what’s been happening on here. While I have the wheel in my hands, I want to try some…Continue
Reading Mark Hinton's post and other stories about Mayor R.J. Berry's plan to "develop" the bosque and make big bucks in the process, I couldn't help but notice that five of the mayor's six reasons for transforming the bosque into a poor man's…Continue
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Started by Dan M in General Discussion on Friday.