#101 E. Romero Hose & Fire Co.

Step back in time with this 4-alarm gem. Built in 1882, the E. Romero Hose & Fire Company was the first volunteer fire station in the state, and served the…

#24 Hermit’s Peak, Las Vegas, NM

If you love to hike and aren’t scared of heights, Hermit’s Peak might be the perfect day trip for you. Named for the Italian religious recluse Giovanni Maria de Agostini…

#16 LV Museum and Rough Rider Collection

Las Vegas, New Mexico, today is a community built upon a rich history of people from many walks of life and cultures. It’s a fascinating story that awaits you right…

#7 Las Vegas, NM, Harvey House Story

Along Railroad Avenue in Las Vegas stands a monument to the extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit that built Las Vegas and the whole of the Southwest. It’s the the La Castañeda Hotel,…

#28 Ghost Trail

Adventuresome spirits and restless souls — Las Vegas has its share of both. Follow the Ghost Trail to several well-known sites in town where paranormal phenomena have been witnessed. Start…

#74 Johnson Flynn Heavyweight Boxing Match 1912

Las Vegas, New Mexico, July 4, 1912 When New Mexico became a state in January of 1912, the law prohibiting prizefights changed overnight. Professional boxing was now legal and there…

#91 Railroad Avenue Las Vegas, NM, Historic District

District Three — Railroad Avenue, Lincoln Park & Douglas-Sixth Street Historic Districts: As the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (AT&SF) Railroad steamed into Las Vegas on July 4, 1879, hundreds…

#5 Paula Angel Hanged Until (Almost) Dead

The only woman ever hanged in New Mexico … twice. It was a crime of passion for which she did not deserve to be executed, her attorney argued. The year…

#20 Fort Union National Monument

150 Years Back In Time, Just 30 Miles Up The Road Ready for a little time travel? Fort Union is an historic treasure, especially for Civil War buffs, history enthusiasts,…

#93 The Notorious Vicente Silva

Many New Mexican towns have their legendary criminals, but few match the violence and fear gang leader Vicente Silva brought to Las Vegas. In 1893, while burying the body of…

Old Trails, New Adventures. Las Vegas, NM

There’s a place in New Mexico crisscrossed with the literal and figurative trails, adventures, and stories of the authentic Old West. Like the scars on the faces of the infamous…