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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

Category: New Mexico History

Death in New Mexico

Keeping the Dead Company

Through the mid-twentieth century the tradition of staying with a dead loved one at night was practiced in New Mexico. Family members sat vigil with the

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Death in New Mexico

Dilemma Even in Death

Cremation or a coffin? It’s a quandary that many Baby Boomers now ponder. If you live in New Mexico there’s another option to the tradition

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Death in New Mexico

New Mexico’s Death Tourism

New Mexico has become part of the growing trend of “Death Tourism.” The graves of Smokey Bear in the Capitan Mountains and Billy the Kid

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New Mexico History

Salvation Comes to New Mexico

The Salvation Army has been in New Mexico since the latter part of the 19th century. The group’s spiritual foundation has given them the mandate

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