#70 Doc Holliday

Gunslinger. Gambler. Lawman. Dentist. Such are the words often used to describe John Henry “Doc” Holliday. A few days before Christmas in 1878, Doc Holliday and his companion “Big Nose…

#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…

#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…

#55 Las Gorras Blancas Fight Back

San Miguel County in the late 1880s was a microcosm of America’s gilded age. Vast personal fortunes were produced at the expense of working class communities.1 When New Mexico became…