Message #110:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: NM Historic Preservation Week Calendar - Part 1
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 96 08:57:00 MST
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From: Daniel E. Reiley


In a time when change is everywhere around us and the future seems to be 
approaching at an alarming speed, our connections to the past provide us 
with an important sense of who we are.  In New Mexico we have a remarkable 
heritage of historic and prehistoric places.  Our prehistory stretches back 
more than 10,000 years to the Paleoindian hunters of what are known 
throughout the New World as the Clovis and Folsom cultures, named for the 
places in New Mexico where they were first identified.  And our written 
history stretches back nearly half a millennium to the first contacts 
between European explorers and the descendants of those earlier Native 
American explorers.

With so diverse a heritage and such a remarkable time depth of human 
interaction with the New Mexico landscape, it is not surprising that 
Heritage Tourism is one of our major industries.  People from throughout the 
world have discovered our history and prehistory; New Mexico Heritage 
Preservation Week is a great opportunity for us to do the same!

Individuals and organizations all across New Mexico have volunteered to host 
a wide variety of fun-filled events for the whole family.  Heritage 
Preservation Week events give us all a wonderful opportunity to experience 
and enjoy those connections with our past that make New Mexico such a 
special place to live.  Go through this calendar carefully; attend as many 
events as you can.  And welcome to the past.

Lynne Sebastian
Acting State Historic Preservation Officer

The Historic Preservation Division wishes to thank the many organizations 
and individuals who have volunteered their time to organize and carry out 
the events listed in this calendar. This year's Heritage Preservation Week 
poster features a spectacular aerial photograph of the Pueblo of Acoma. 
Posters are available free of charge while supplies last. For posters or 
additional in- formation about Heritage Preservation Week, please call the 
Division at (505) 827-6320.


May 8-12
Take a driving tour of historic Route 66 sites, landmarks, and buildings 
from Tucumcari through Santa Rosa, Moriarty, Albuquerque, and Grants to 
Gallup -- bring your car and a camera!  Overnight stays along the tour route 
are optional.  The tour starts in the evening, May 8,  and runs from 9:00 AM 
to 5:00 PM the following days, but the exact schedule of events is to be 
announced.  Contact Elmo Baca at the New Mexico Route 66 Association (505) 
827-0200 for information and registration.


May 11
Visit Poshuouinge, a "gateway to the past" dating from the 14th and 15th 
centuries near Abiquiu.  The trip will offer a view of a community occupied 
prehistorically but associated with the modern Tewa communities, and will 
include visiting portions of the site not included on the trail.  The hike 
is moderate in skill.  Meet at the Poshuouinge Trailhead east of Trujillo's 
store in Abiquiu at 10:30 AM for a tour that will last about 2 hours.  From 
Espanola, travel approximately 25 miles north on US 84 approximately 2.5 
miles past the El Rito turnoff (junction of US 84 and NM 564).  If you reach 
Trujillo's store you've gone approximately 500 feet too far.  If you reach 
Bode's store, then you have definitely missed the turnoff.  Bring hiking 
shoes, sun- screen, lunch, more food, water, hat, sunglasses, and raingear. 
 The hiking trail climbs between 200 and 300 feet over a one-half mile 
distance; you need to be in moderate shape to climb the trail.  Contact Mike 
Bremer at the Santa Fe National Forest (505) 988-6917 for information.

May 16
Reception and viewing of a model for a new exhibit at the Forest Service's 
Gateway to the Past, Ghost Ranch Living Museum, "More than a Ditch -- Life 
along the Acequias" from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Living Museum is located 
15 miles north of Abiquiu on US 84.  Admission is free; donations accepted. 
 Contact Anne Baldwin at the Ghost Ranch Living Museum (505) 685-4312 for 

May 18
Guided tour of Dulce Springs, one of the Gallina Mountain sites, under the 
guidance of Bill Westbury, Canjilon District Archeologist, and Ghost Ranch 
staff members.  Meet at 9:00 AM at the Canjilon District Ranger Station, 
downtown Canjilon just 3 miles off US 84; tour could last until lunch. 
 Participants can later view artifacts from Dulce Springs at the Florence 
Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center 15 
miles north of Abiquiu on US 84.  Bring sturdy hiking boots, water, lunch, 
hat, sunscreen, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle if the weather is damp.  Contact 
Bill Westbury (505) 684-2486 to register and for information.


May 11 and 15
Visit Nogales Cliff House and Rattlesnake Ridge, two sites listed on the 
National Register of Historic Places, and two rock art sites associated with 
the Gallina culture.  Meet at the Cuba Ranger Office, at the south end of 
Cuba at the junction of NM 44 and NM 197, at 8:30 AM.  Bring water, lunch, 
hiking boots, jacket, hat, camera, and sunscreen for a day that will last 
until 5:30 PM.  A high-clearance vehicle is required.  Register with Bill 
Wyatt at the Santa Fe National Forest (505) 289-3264.


May 18
Hike the "mesas and pueblos of the Pajarito," the home for an extensive 
settlement of prehistoric people during the 13th to 15th centuries.  This 
tour will offer the opportunity to hike and see archaeology, walking along 
the rims of Corral and Garcia Mesas.  The hiking will require individuals to 
be in moderately good shape and will entail some rock scrambling, talus 
climbing, and good sense of humor.  Meet at 10:00 AM at the Espanola Ranger 
Station (US 64 to Pojoaque, then NM 502 toward Los Alamos to the 
intersection of the Los Alamos Highway from Espanola; take Los Alamos 
Highway about nine miles to the first stop light in Espanola; the ranger 
station is on the southeast corner of the intersection at 222 Los Alamos 
Highway [NM 30]) for a caravan of about 1 1/ 2 hours to the trail head.  The 
hike will last until about 4:00 PM, and will cover between four and six 
miles over relatively steep terrain.  Bring hiking shoes, rain poncho, 
sunscreen, lunch, more food, water (1/2 to 1 gallon per person), hat, 
sunglasses, and a high-clearance vehicle.  The trip is  for intermediate to 
advanced hikers who have previously hiked in relatively steep mountain 
situations, and will require stamina and strength.  Registration is 
required, and the trip will be limited to 30 people.  Contact Mike Bremer at 
the Santa Fe National Forest (505) 988-6917 before May 13 to register and 
for information.


May 11-12
"Cultures Through the Ages," the theme of the Third Annual New Mexico 
Archaeology Fair on the grounds of the Salmon Ruin Museum from 9:00 AM to 
4:00 PM each day.  Come see booths and demonstrations by professional 
archaeologists as they present in-depth information on New Mexico's diverse 
cultural history.  The Museum is two miles west of Bloomfield on US 64. 
 Contact Larry Baker at the Salmon Ruin Museum (505) 632-2013 for 

May 11-19
Poster contest for San Juan County students in the 4th through the 6th 
grades highlighting the importance of preserving archaeological remains on 
public lands.  Contact Tracy Budnar at the Aztec Ruins National Monument 
(505) 334-6174 for information.

May 18
The New Mexico State Land Office and the San Juan County Museum Association 
will conduct a tour of Old Fort Ruin under the guidance of Larry Baker, 
Executive Director of the Salmon Ruin Museum, and Norman Nelson, State Land 
Office Archeologist.  Bring your high-clearance vehicle and meet at the 
Salmon Ruin Museum parking lot (on US 64, two miles west of Bloomfield) at 
10:00 AM for a caravan to the site.  Be prepared for spring weather (wear 
layers) and bring hiking shoes, hats, drinking water, lunch, and sunscreen. 
 The tour will cover the history of the site occupation, archaeological 
research, and view an ongoing stabilization project.  Participants will also 
have an opportunity to meet State Land Office Commissioner Ray Powell at the 
site.  Contact Larry Baker (505) 632-2013 to register for the tour.

May 18
Tour of early historic ranches in the Largo Canyon area from 8:00 AM to 3:00 
PM.  Sites will include 1800's homesteads and a one-room schoolhouse.  Meet 
at the Salmon Ruin Museum parking lot (on US 64, two miles west of 
Bloomfield) at 8:00 AM; bring lunch, water, camera, and a 4-wheel drive 
vehicle.  Contact Jim Copeland at the Bureau of Land Management (505) 
599-6335 for information.


May 11
Buffalo and Arrow dances performed by the Jemez Pueblo Dancers at Jemez 
State Monument, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Bring chairs and umbrellas.  Admission 
fee.  Contact Ike Lovato at Jemez State Monument (505) 829-3530 for 

May 13
Caroline Lovato will demonstrate the making of the turkey feather blanket 
and crafting of Pueblo jewelry at the Jemez State Monument, 11:00 AM to 4:00 
PM.  Admission fee.  Contact Ike Lovato at Jemez State Monument (505) 
829-3530 for information.

May 18
A walking tour of the Jemez State Monument (Giusewa Pueblo), followed by a 
tour at the ancestral Jemez pueblo of Sayshukwa located on the Jemez Ranger 
District of the Santa Fe National Forest.  Meet at the Jemez State Monument 
at 10:00 AM (from Interstate 25 take NM 44 west to San Ysidro, turn right on 
NM 4 and travel northward about 18 miles to the Monument on the east side of 
the road).  Following the tour of the Monument ($2.00 entrance fee for all 
over 16), participants will caravan to Sayshukwa.  Bring walking shoes, 
water, and lunch.  Contact Rita Skinner, Jemez Ranger District (505) 
829-3535 to register and for information.

May 19
William Whatley, Jemez Tribal Archaeologist, will talk on the history of the 
Jemez Tribe and area at the Jemez State Monument, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Bill 
Wyatt, archaeologist with the National Forest Service, will present a 
flintknapping demonstration at the Monument 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Bring 
chairs and umbrellas.  Admission fee.  Contact Ike Lovato at Jemez State 
Monument (505) 829-3530 for information.


May 11-19
The Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives and the Research Library will 
make available a small display of documents and photos about J. Robert 
Oppenheimer, founder of the Laboratory.  There will also be a multimedia CD 
available that describes the early history of the Laboratory.  The Library 
is located at the Oppenheimer Study Center, Main Floor, and is open 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  From Los Alamos take Diamond Drive and 
turn right onto NM 501/West Jemez Road; go one block and turn left into the 
TA-3 complex and parking area.  There is visitor parking directly in front 
of the building.  Contact Donna Berg at the Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Research Library (505) 667-4175 for in formation.


May 11-19
Display of prehistoric and historic artifacts, tools, implements, and 
photographs in the Mosquero Homesteaders Senior Center on Main Street from 
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily in Mosquero.  Mid-day meals are available at the 
Senior Center (except Saturday and Sunday) for $1.00 for seniors over 60 and 
$3.00 for guests.  Meal reservations are advisable; call mealsite manager 
Christy Trujillo (505) 673-2310 for reservations.  Mosquero is on NM 39 
about 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas.  Contact Ken Garrison (505) 673-2325 
for information.

May 11
Tour of the Ralph Stanfield Memorial Nature Trail, featuring native plants 
and outlooks that describe the ecosystem of the Llano Estacado, and the 
Caprock Amphitheatre, one of the premier outdoor theaters in Eastern New 
Mexico, near Tucumcari (1996 productions include "Billy the Kid" Friday and 
Saturday nights June 28-August 17 and special productions on Sundays).  Meet 
at the Tucumcari Convention Center parking lot (1500 Tucumcari Blvd., 
Historic Route 66) at 9:30 AM to caravan, or meet at 10:30 AM at the 
Stanfield Nature Trail parking lot near the Caprock Amphitheatre (from 
Interstate 40 at San Jon, take NM 469 south 10 miles; from Clovis, take NM 
209 to Grady and then NM 469 north about 15 miles).  Bring lunch, water, 
field glasses, and walking shoes; the trail is wheelchair accessible and 
some signs are in braille.  Contact Connie Srote, Quay Council for Arts and 
Humanities (505) 461-3797, Robert Bruce, Coordinator for El Llano Estacado 
RC&D (505) 461-3535, or Gene Richardson, President of the Caprock 
Amphitheatre Assn. (505) 487-5422 for information.

May 12 and 19
Tour the historic Dorsey Mansion (built around 1886) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 
PM; the usual $2.00 entry fee is waived for this event.  Often described as 
a "huge house in the middle of nowhere," the Mansion is a 36-room, two-story 
log and masonry structure of some 10,000 square feet.  From Springer take US 
56 east 26 miles, then go north on C-52 at the rest stop and continue 12 
miles on the dirt road to the Mansion.  Call the tour guides, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ernesto Romero (505) 375-2222, for latest weather information before setting 

May 14
Presentation by the staff of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, currently 
under construction in Las Cruces, at 7:00 PM in the SPS meeting room, 216 E. 
Center Street in Tucumcari.  The presentation will include a preview of the 
museum and discussion of the rules for application for "Pioneer Awards for 
Historic Properties;" applications will be available.  Contact Connie Srote, 
Quay Council for Arts and Humanities (505) 461-3797 or Yetta Bidegain, Board 
Member of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum (505) 461-1571 for information.

May 19
Preview of the Mesalands Museum, Tucumcari's dinosaur museum, scheduled to 
open in the summer of 1997.  Walk-through of displays, talk, slide show and 
fossil identification by Dr. Adrian Hunt, curator and Mesa Technical College 
paleontologist.  Fossil identification from 1:00 to 5:00 PM; talk at 2:30 
PM, both at "Coe's White Store" building on the corner of Adams and 
Laughlin, one block east of First Street and two blocks north of Tucumcari 
Blvd. in Tucumcari.  Bring fossils for identification.  Contact Connie 
Srote, Quay Council for Arts and Humanities (505) 461-3797 or Dr. Adrian 
Hunt, Mesa Technical College (505) 461-4413, ext. 127 for information.