Fun Facts about Ruidoso

Ruidoso, located in the southern part of New Mexico, is a charming village nestled in the Sierra Blanca mountain range of the Rocky Mountains. Known for its stunning natural surroundings and elevation ranging from 5,400 to 11,580 feet, it attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The area is home to the Smokey Bear Historical Park, dedicated to wildfire prevention, and offers wildlife viewing opportunities. Ruidoso also boasts a rich history in horse racing with the Ruidoso Downs racetrack and is home to Ski Apache, the southernmost ski area in the Rockies. The village features a thriving arts scene, casinos, and a historic downtown area, making it a popular year-round destination.

The Enchantment Chronicles: Episode 1 – New Mexico’s Flag and Symbolic Journey

New Mexico, a state known for its enchanting beauty and rich history, carries an array of intriguing symbols that hold captivating tales of origin and evolution. The Enchantment Chronicles, a dedicated podcast series, provides listeners with an immersive journey through the enchanting history of New Mexico. This particular episode embarks on a riveting exploration of […]

November Events and Dates in New Mexico History

Events: November 1, 2022 – Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Plaza in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico November 4, 2022 – Fred Harvey History Weekend at the New Mexico History Museum the Man of Enchantment’s Newsletter is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or […]

Kearny Code – 1846

Kearny Code of Laws Letter of General Kearny to the Adjutant General.Headquarters, Army of the West, Santa Fe, New Mexico September 22, 1846. Sir: – I enclose herewith a copy of the laws prepared for the government of the territory of New Mexico, and a list of appointments to civil offices in the territory, both […]