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Fire In the Form of Vegetables

If you play with fire your liable to get burned.  But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow.  It’s fire in the form…

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Shipping Bricks

If you need to ship 40 tons of bricks, you of course use…parcel post.  That’s what one man did to construct a two story bank…

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The Very Large Array

In the early 1980s this flat, desolate rangeland saw a major change.  Now it is not only home to herds of cattle, but it is…

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Seeing Light Years Away

Being able to see far ahead helps one plan for the future.  Here on the barren plains of New Mexico they can see for  12…

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Angel Fire

My in-laws had been telling me about a place called Angel Fire for many years.  They make an annual trip there to remember friends and…

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Doc Westfall’s War Memorial

When Doc Westfall lost a son to the Vietnam War, the event changed his plans for the future.  His new dream was one that honored…

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Rancher Turned Veterans Memorial

The Westfalls had dreams of a ranch resort where they could retire.  Then tragedy struck and the plans for the ranch became a dream that…

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The Capulin Volcano

Many people traveling in northeast New Mexico pass this site and fail to realize the historical significance and the amazing views if they simply drive…

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Inside the Volcano Crater

Which state has the most volcanoes?  The answer will most likely surprise you.  We’ll head to the crater… SharePrintEmail

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A Mine Under the Museum Floor

It’s a museum with its mine underneath the floor – an unusual, but effective idea on promoting the industry that once flourished here…and perhaps may…

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A Different Mineral in a Mine

Many mining booms begin quite by chance. That was the case about 100 miles west of Albuquerque. However, the mineral discovered was quite different than…

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A Hotel Icon Still Serving Travelers Today

The movie stars are gone, but the legends still abound, including the story one celebrity who rode his horse into the bar, so both could…

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A Hotel for Movie Stars

It was built to house movie stars. A hotel in western New Mexico where celebrities could catch some rest and relaxation away from the movie…

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Hatch Chili

If you play with fire you’re liable to get burned. But on Jim Lidle’s farm, fire is what they grow. It’s fire in the form…

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