TEXAS The new wing will house a helium technology exhibit which will feature past and present artifacts.

NEW MEXICO Oņate was accused of ordering the cutting off of the feet of a number of Acoma warriors. One of New Mexico's foremost historians has said there was never any evidence the sentence was actually carried out. The reaction to a second monument of Oņate in Albuquerque caused such emotion that the foot of the Oņate statue in Alcalde was lopped off at a cost of $10,000 to replace it. The touchable project is a downtown excavation that has uncovered stone building foundations and artifacts behind the Lensic Theater. More remote is the unearthing of burned shallow pit remains where a nomad family appears to have built a tent of sticks and brush for a short stay. In Santa Fe, developers are required to either avoid and preserve - or document and investigate - the archaeological features they find during large projects. The city is one of just a handful in the country with such an Archaeological Review Ordinance on the books.

ARIZONA Tom Horn died at the end of a rope in 1903 in Wyoming. Horn came here as a mature 14-year-old driving a herd or mules from New Mexico into Central Arizona. After meeting the young Horn, Sieber hired him as an assistant. Fluent in Spanish, Tom soon learned enough of the Apache language to communicate with them as an interpreter. Tom was with Lieutenant Charles Gatewood in Mexico in 1886 as his interpreter when Geronimo agreed to meet with General Miles and surrender. While most historians give Gatewood all the credit for the surrender, some writers believe that Tom Horn should have been given some credit.

UTAH,1249,115007379,00.html? It was here in 1857 that 120 members of a wagon train heading to California were slain by a group of Paiutes and Mormon militia in one of the most tragic events in Western history: what came to be known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.