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Mountain View


Mimbres Valley

Luna Mimbres Museum

The Deming Luna Mimbres Museum is one of my favorite local history museums. It contains an eclectic collection of history and life in the Mimbres Valley. Admission is free.

Lest We Forget

Only half of the New Mexico National Guard soldiers sent to the Philippines in World War II survived the defense of the Philippines and the atrocities of the Bataan Death March. This memorial honors them.

Si Señor

Country fried steak, New Mexico style.

My Favorite


Bedrock City

Next time, we'll wear dinosaur costumes

Wigwam Village #6

Wigwam Village #6 in Holbrook, Arizona, is one of seven concrete tipi motels built between 1933 and 1950. Only three of the seven still exist today. The tipi-shaped design (incorrectly labeled called a wigwam) was the brainchild of Frank A. Redford who created the first Wigwam Village around his Indian artifact museum and shop in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Wigwam Village #6 was built by Chester E. Lewis along Route 66 in 1950, after obtaining rights to the name and design from Redford.

The Lewis family continues to operate the hotel today. I've not yet stayed here. The Wigwam Village is at the top of the list the next time we need a motel room in the Holbrook area.