Their view: Children need to learn historical significance

Daniel Burnett, press secretary for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a non-profit dedicated to academic excellence, offers this commentary on the importance of knowing our history:

Day trip: Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village

Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village • Location: 1000 Highway 82, Cloudcroft • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about life during the turn of the century from exhibits featuring early farming and ranching and railroad models. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? […]

Our towns: Tucumcari rich in history

Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia The Tepee Souvenir Shop in Tucumcari is one of the Route 66 attractions and houses many souvenirs, antiques and gifts of different western and cultural persuasions. The shop is shaped like a teepee and neon lights light up the outside of the building. Alisa Boswell Tucumcari, one of the oldest […]

Day trip: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Gabriel Monte Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum • Location: 2503 4th Avenue Canyon, Texas • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum offers exhibits featuring the historic and cultural heritage of the panhandle. Exhibits include displays featuring the petroleum industry that flourished in the 1920s, the pioneer town with a collection of everyday items […]

Day trip: Historical family’s home turned into museum

Courtesy of Texas Historical Commission The Magoffin Home State Historic Site was home to the Magoffin family for over 100 years. The adobe structure is a museum with a collection of artifacts from the Magoffin family. Place: Magoffin Home State Historic Site Location: 1120 Magoffin Avenue in El Paso, Texas, is 317 miles or 5 […]

Old cemeteries historical treasures

By Don McAlavy: FNM columnist Yes, the lure of old cemeteries is no secret. In fact, one of eastern New Mexico’s biggest tourist attractions is the cemetery at Old Fort Sumner, resting place of Billy the Kid and another giant of New Mexico history, Lucien Maxwell. There are dozens of old cemeteries in the area, […]

Day trip: Smokey Bear Historical Park

Courtesy of Smokey Bear Historical Park Visitors can learn about forest fires and the famous Smokey Bear at Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan. Place: Smokey Bear Historical Park Location: 118 First Street, Capitan. The park is three hours and 20 minutes or 190 miles from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

Fallon debut historical, not funny

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Monday’s always a great TV day for me, with “24” in primetime and often a new “Daily Show” late. This week, however, I was most excited for what was in between. Monday marked the debut of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” an experience I both feared and anticipated. I’ve never […]

June 10, 1975

• One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three students were enrolled in summer school at Eastern New Mexico University at the end of the first day of registration. • Twelve ounce cans of Shasta canned pop were on sale seven cans for $1 at Thriftway. • The Roosevelt County Historical Society listed 25 historical sites for marking […]