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Category: New Mexico History

New Mexico History

Tis the Chile Season

The word chile derives from the Nahuatl word chilli or xilli. For thousands of years the medicinal properties of the chile helped the Native Indians

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New Mexico History

Taos Pueblo’s Sacred Blue Lake

Taos is the furthest north of the pueblos along the Rio Grande. The settlement began around 1200-1250 A.D. During Francisco Vazquez de Coronado’s expedition in

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New Mexico History

A Centenarian With Heart

Today is the 102nd birthday of my dear friend J. Paul Taylor. My pal and distant cousin arrived on August 24, 1920 in the community

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Death in New Mexico

New Mexico & Memento Mori

The invention of the daguerreotype in Europe in the early 1830s, followed by the advent of photography in 1839, gave way to the concept of

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