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The Guide to Southwest New Mexico

The Silver City area’s

BEST Restaurants Shopping Spas Galleries Museums Attractions and more...

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GALLERIES

Azurite Gallery

Blue Dome Gallery

Creations and Adornments

Art & Conversation

The Common Thread

Lois Duffy Art

Leyba & Ingalls ARTS

JW Art Gallery

Ol’ West Gallery and Mercantile

Copper Quail Gallery

Tatiana Maria Gallery

Joe Burgess

B R OA DWAY

TEXAS STREET

BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

AZURITE GALLERY

BLUE DOME GALLERY Contemporary Fine Craft, Art and fine decor. Open Wed.-Mon. 11am-5pm (Sun. until 3pm)

CREATIONS AND ADORNMENTS

ART & CONVERSATION

Designer Jewelry by Linda Boatwright, Paintings by Holt, Gendron & Urban. Wed.-Sat.10-5.

110 W. Broadway • 538-9048 www.azuritegallery.com

307 N. Texas St. 534-8671 www.bluedomegallery.com

THE COMMON THREAD A Fiber Art Gallery - over 70 Artists. Nonprofit. Features Cloths, Rugs, Baskets, Cards, Home Décor, and Jewelry. Classes offered all year.

107 W. Broadway • 538-5733 www.fiberartscollective.org

An eclectic collection of handcrafted custom jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and paintings.

108 N. Bullard St. 534-4269 LEYBA & INGALLS ARTS

LOIS DUFFY ART

ART SUPPLIES AND GALLERY

Studio and Gallery showing Imaginative Portraits, Surreal Places and Realistic Scenes of Life

Contemporary Art ranging from Realism to Abstraction in a variety of media. Call for a class schedule.

211 C N. Texas St. 313-9631 www.loisduffy.com

315 N. Bullard St. 388-5725 www.LeybaIngallsARTS.com

OL’ WEST GALLERY AND MERCANTILE

TATIANA MARIA GALLERY

Contemporary craft gallery featuring Janey Katz’s Critters from the “Hood” cut from old trucks & Suzi Calhoun’s colorful pottery. 11-5, closed on Tues.

614 N. Bullard St. • 534-4881 www.artandconversation.com janey@lizardbreathranch.com HURLEY

JW ART GALLERY Fine Art, Bronze & Wooden Sculpture, Custom Framing, Gift Shop, Historic Hurley Museum, Monotype Workshops. W.-F. 9-5 • S-Sun. 10-6

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-0300 • www.thetown.com gallery@thetown.com

A traditional western gallery of fine art, furnishings, fixtures and beyond.

COPPER QUAIL GALLERY A Gallery of Exquisite Local Artwork in All Price Ranges.

Jewelry, Native American Folk Art, Textiles, Pottery & Antique Country Furniture.

JOE BURGESS

104 W. Broadway 388-1811

211 A N. Texas St. 388-2646

305 N. Bullard Street 388-4426

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-0300 • www.thetown.com

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Fine art photography on display at JW Art Gallery in Hurley.

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S I LV E R C I T Y

SHOPPING

Silver Imaging

Party Zone

Manzanita Ridge

Pots Pans & More

Datura Therapeutic Day Spa

Toy Town

Hester House

Morning Star

Gila Hike & Bike

Cinema Classics on DVD

Western & Mexican Emporium

Yada Yada Yarn

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BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

SILVER IMAGING

PARTY ZONE

MANZANITA RIDGE

POTS PANS & MORE

“For portraits you’ll love.” Also a full service photo and digital lab. New Larger Portrait Studio!

Your party supply headquarters for: Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries. Open: M-F 9:30-5:30,Sat. 11:30-4.

High end furniture and accessories from America’s finest resorts and hotels.

Offering teapots, glassware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, gadgets, restaurant supplies, and more.

107 N. Bullard St. • 388-1158

314 N. Bullard St. • 534-1121

1008 Pope Street 534-4432 • 538-8658 www.silverportraitstudio.com

316 E. 14th St. • 534-0098 TOY TOWN

DATURA THERAPEUTIC DAY SPA bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals makeup as seen on TV & available in Silver City exclusively at Datura. 100% pure mineral all over face colors, starter kits, treatments, tools, and much more.

352 W. 12th • 534-0033 GILA HIKE & BIKE Serving the cycling & hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 20 years.

103 E. College Ave. • 388-3222 S26

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Everything Your Child Needs to Learn–Laugh–Grow! We assure the best quality toys. Hard to find items you will treasure for years.

113 W. Broadway • 388-1677 CINEMA CLASSICS ON DVD Digitally re-mastered vintage westerns, sci-fi, horror, Golden Age TV, comedy shorts, even silent movies!

At The Marketplace Located in the Hub Plaza Downtown Silver City

MORNING STAR HESTER HOUSE Best homemade fudge in town. Unique gifts and cards for all occasions. Free gift wrapping.

316 N. Bullard St. • 388-1360

Outdoor apparel and footwear for casual, work and play! New Mexico T's and caps. Featuring Carhartt, Life is Good, Woolrich, Prana, Horny Toad, Keen and Merrell. Quality products for Quality People.

809 N. Bullard St. 388.3191 • Fax: 388.3192 WESTERN & MEXICAN EMPORIUM

YADA YADA YARN

Specializing in decor and gifts and much more from Mexico and the Southwest. A must see! Mon.-Sat. 11-5.

Everything for knitters new and old! Wool, cotton and fun yarns. Open 11-5 daily, closed on Tuesdays. Open knitting Sun.12-3

308 S. Bullard St. • 534-0218 www.mexempor.com

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S I LV E R C I T Y

SHOPPING

Legacy Home & Gifts

Conner Fine Jewelers

Lowry’s R.V. Center

Ace Hardware

Gila Eco Design Center

Workshops of Carneros

Hamilton Furniture

T-World Urban Apparel

Vintage Fantasies

A Bead or Two

Candy Bouquet

Pinos Altos Orchards & Gift Shop

HUDSON STREET

BULLARD STREET

H I G H WAY 1 8 0

H I G H WAY 1 8 0

LEGACY HOME & GIFTS

CONNER FINE JEWELERS

LOWRY’S R.V. CENTER

ACE HARDWARE

Looking for a unique gift? Come see the array of choices we have to offer. Mon-Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-2.

Southwest New Mexico’s leading jewelry store, since 1946, featuring diamond expertise and membership in the American Gem Society.

Dealers for Arctic Fox, Nash, Desert Fox, Northwind, & Sunnybrook, Travel Trailers, 5th-Wheels & SURV’s. We specialize in towables. Serving Silver City Since 1967.

Not JUST a Hardware Store. Large Selection of Gifts & Outdoor Furniture. Now Lumber is Available.

910 N. Hudson • 388-1226 GILA ECO DESIGN CENTER Eco friendly products for Interiors. Custom Cabinets, Designer Paint, Ergonomic brushes and rollers. Universal/Accessibility Design for remodels and new construction.

1306 Hudson • 388-1844

401 N. Bullard St. 538-2012 • 388-2025

THE WORKSHOPS OF CARNEROS Real wood furniture.

405 N. Bullard St. 538-8889

3510 Hwy. 180 E. 538-5411 or 888-538-5411

BULLARD STREET

VINTAGE FANTASIES Vintage Clothing • Hats • Glass

412 N. Bullard • 388-4081 S22

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Fine handmade jewelry, thousands of high quality beads and a full line of jewelry making supplies. Restringing.

703 N. Bullard St. 388-8973

T-WORLD URBAN APPAREL

“From Ordinary to Extraordinary” M-Sat. 10-6

Complete line of licensed sportswear, Hip Hop clothing & accessories. Corona, Mudd, Echo Red, G-Unite, Sean John, Lowrider, Phat Farm.

2706 32nd St. By Pass North 388-0700 • fax 388-0701

1445 Hwy. 180 E., Ste C (across from Burger King) • 534-3406

HAMILTON FURNITURE

CANDY BOUQUET A BEAD OR TWO

3025 Hwy. 180 E. 534-0782 • www.ace.com

Beautiful Candy Bouquets for all Occasions! Now Specializing in Antler Metal Art and Chandeliers! Catholic Store.

2065 Memory Lane

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PINOS ALTOS ORCHARDS & GIFT SHOP Large variety of homemade jellies Mexican imports, local artists, yard art, gift baskets, stained glass classes.

(Across from Bowling Alley)

534-4224 • 534-9715

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GALLERIES

Yello on Yankie

Moonstruck Art

Weelearts

Seedboat Gallery

Thunderstruck Art and Design

YA N K I E S T R E E T

YA N K I E S T R E E T

ELEMENTAL ARTS

YELLO ON YANKIE

Fine Arts & Crafts; Gourds, Pottery, Textiles, Paintings and Furniture. Mon. - Sat. 10-4 • Sunday 10-1

Contemporary fiber art studio and gallery.

photos by Judy DouBrava

Elemental Arts

TRAILS Boston Hill

Mining Area BOSTON HILL HISTORIC MINING AREA AND OPEN SPACE IS LOCATED ON THE southwestern edge of Silver City. More common entrances are on Spring Street, Cooper Street and at the top of Market Street. Miles of trails from easy to complex await your hiking or biking experience. This area has been known as Boston Hill since the 1800's because of the Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining Company owning the mining claim. By the 1970's, mining came to a halt in this area but the remnants of its existence remain. A bequest by Lennie Merle Forward made the purchase of this area possible for the Town of Silver City. Many volunteers have spent hours of labor to make the trails accessible for our use. Dust the cobwebs off your mountain bike or put your hiking boots on and partake of these great trails with 360 degrees of mountainous views of the Silver City area. Maps are posted at all the entrance signs to guide you along the trails, and more historical information on this site.

Representing Dos Griegos Subdivision

106 W. Yankie St. 590-7554 www.gourdweb.com

art - clay - fiber - jewelry Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 - 4:00 Branding Iron Properties

110 W. Yankie St. 388-4244 SEEDBOAT GALLERY Presenting Fine Art in the Historic Yankie Texas Gallery District.

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WEELEARTS MOONSTRUCK ART

Silver City Properties

108 W. Yankie St. • 534-4968 yello@zianet.com

Contemporary Ceramics and Mixed Media. Call for an appointment.

602 W. Market • 534-3147 www.weelearts.com THUNDERSTRUCK ART AND DESIGN Fine art photography, silver gelatin, sun prints and giclee. Alicia Edwards Thunderstruck Art and Design

401 N. Cooper • 313-3371 www.thunderstruckartanddesign.com

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GALLERIES Galleries & Shopping THE GROWTH OF SILVER CITY’S ARTS COMMUNITY IS A RESULT OF THE cultural and natural appeal of the area and a concerted effort to diversify the regional economy. The establishment of an art market unique to Silver City is indeed contributing to the economic base. Regular openings, tours, galas, and other special events have dramatically increased local involvement and developed Silver City as an arts destination. The arts play a role in almost every celebration and there are major festivals dedicated specifically to the arts. There is no doubt that art is an integral and key segment of Silver City’s lifestyle. Silver City’s recognition for its cultural depth results from the dedication and organizational expertise of numerous local groups, and the overwhelming volunteer efforts and financial support of the entire community. The city is proud of its achievements and is anxious to share them with its visitors from around the world.

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HIKING

Continental Divide Trail SILVER CITY AREA HIKERS ENJOY A RARE OPPORTUNITY: CONVENIENT DAY hikes on sections of a renowned footpath that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Also known as the ‘King of Trails,’ the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) runs through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Along the way it visits 25 national forests, 20 national wilderness areas, three national parks, one national monument, eight Bureau of Land Management resource areas – and passes close by Silver City. While it takes six months to walk the entire trail, Silver City residents and visitors can enjoy pleasant day hikes on segments of the same trail just minutes from their doorsteps. While our moderate climate makes access available yearround, probably the best times to visit the CDT are during the spring and fall. Parts of the trail are challenging, so hikers should be in good physical condition and remember to bring plenty of water.

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BIG DITCH Big Ditch Park WHEN SILVER CITY’S FOUNDING FATHERS CREATED THE TOWN SITE IN THE LATTER 1800s, they laid out the grid like those of many eastern cities – with the streets running due north, south, east and west. They did not realize that the new town’s proximity to a north/south running slope would encourage a natural disaster to occur. In 1895 and again in 1903, flash floodwaters roared down Silver City’s Main Street, gouging out a huge ditch with a bottom some 55 feet below the original street level. As rains continued to feed the creek in the years that followed, cottonwood trees grew, providing shade. The town’s Main Street was gone, but every adversity carries with it the seed of an opportunity. Working together, local businesses, residents and civic organizations created a beautiful and unique downtown park. Big Ditch Park can be accessed via the footbridge at the Silver City Visitor Center parking lot.

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LAKE

Quemado Lake AT AN ELEVATION OF 7860 FEET, THE 131-ACRE QUEMADO LAKE IS PART OF AN 800 acre forest recreation site. The lake offers year-round trout fishing and summer months fishing for channel catfish and small mouth bass. There are two ADA fishing piers, two boat ramps, seven developed campgrounds, a primitive campground and seven miles of hiking trails. Camping and RV spaces are available from May through October and boat use is restricted to oars and electric motors. Reservations are taken for group sites including one accommodating 35 people and another accommodating 75. From Silver City, the lake is accessed following US 180 north past Glenwood, NM12 through Reserve and NM32 from Apache Creek to Quemado Lake. The nearest small town is the village of Quemado, 20 miles north of the lake.

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photo by Harry Benjamin

LAKE

HISTORY

Willow Creek & Snow Lake

Historic Downtown Silver City

FOR AN INTRIGUING HIGH MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION’S ISOLATED back-country, Willow Creek and Snow Lake are no doubt the choice for a true get-away. From Silver City, travel north on US180 past Glenwood and turn off onto NM159, a paved, but narrow winding road to the gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. During warmer months, continue by dirt road, skirting the northern edge of the Gila Wilderness, the nation’s first wilderness, to Willow Creek, a small brook flowing among towering Douglas fir and shapely Engleman spruce. Rainbow trout and German browns inhabit the fast-flowing currents and beaver pools. Further down the forest road that begins to open up into juniper and grasslands, one arrives at Snow Lake, a small quiet lake that overflows directly into the Gila Wilderness. Good camping facilities, fishing, boating, hiking and an abundance of wildlife including deer and elk create a great outdoor experience.

SILVER CITY SPRANG TO LIFE DURING THE SUMMER OF 1870. THE DISCOVERY OF silver brought thousands of miners, and merchants followed in their footsteps. The town's founders decided Silver City would be “built to last.” In 1880, an ordinance was passed requiring masonry construction for new buildings. This left behind solid commercial buildings, brick Victorian homes, and adobe structures. Devastating floods between 1890 and 1910 washed away the original Main Street and all but one of its handsome brick buildings. The stately Warren house is the sole survivor. What used to be Main Street is now known as the Big Ditch. The Silver City Visitor Center and Big Ditch Park provide gateways into Historic Downtown for visitors and residents. Silver City MainStreet Project has provided comprehensive downtown revitalization services since 1985. This vibrant award-winning district has over 200 entities including retail and service businesses, art studios, government services, nonprofits, churches, and schools. It’s a treasure of a downtown!

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Dining Out SILVER CITY STYLE

TRAIL

The Catwalk Recreation Trail

-Steaks and Seafood - Dine-In Or Carry Out — Children’s Menu (575) 388-2060 103 S. Bullard St. • Silver City, N.M. 88061

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THE CATWALK NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL IS SITUATED IN WHITEWATER Canyon near Glenwood. The Catwalk is a metal bridge secured into the canyon walls that leads through some of the most beautiful parts of the canyon. This 250 foot metal causeway clings to the sides of the boulder-choked Whitewater Canyon, which in some places is only 20 feet wide and 250 feet deep. There are many spots where a hiker can leave the steel causeway and relax on the grassy banks of the sycamore shaded stream.The original catwalk was a gravity fed waterline for a local mill. The mines above the canyon were worked from their discovery in 1889 until 1942 (Billy the Kid's stepfather, William Antrim, was a blacksmith at the town called Graham). The Civilian Conservation Corps. was assigned the task of rebuilding The Catwalk as a recreation attraction for the Gila National Forest in 1935. The present metal catwalk was rebuilt by the Forest Service in 2004.

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GHOST TOWN Mogollon Ghost Town LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF TODAY’S GILA WILDERNESS, THE TOWN OF Mogollon (pronounced Muggy-own) began in 1876 following the discovery of gold and silver in nearby creeks. It took its name from the surrounding mountains, themselves named for a Spanish territorial governor in the early 1700s. With the opening of the Little Fannie mine, the town boomed until 1942, then suddenly became a ghost town when the mine closed. After a brief resurgence as an artist colony in the 1960s it was deserted again. Modern-day Mogollon is home to 18 year-round residents, a volunteer fire department, and several seasonal businesses including dining and lodging establishments. It has a private museum, an historic theater and a church undergoing renovation. To visit this picturesque village, turn east off US 180 onto NM Highway 159 about three miles north of Glenwood. The scenic mountain road rises about 3,000 feet in 8.5 miles to reach Mogollon.

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La Cocina Fiesta Combination Plates All served with Rice, Beans, Salad and Tortilla

#1 Combination ~ Chile Relleno, Taco, Enchilada & Tamale #2 Red Chili Combo ~ Chile Con Carne, Enchilada & Tamale #3 Green Chili Combo ~ Chile Verde, Enchilada & Relleno #4 Combination ~ Chile Relleno, Taco & Enchilada #5 Combination ~ Taco & Enchilada #6 Combination ~ Taco & Relleno

$8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $7.50 $7.00 $7.00

Tacos de Carne As ada & Pollo As ado photo by Arlyn Cooley

$7.75

Chimichanga Plates REGULAR ~ $7.75 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $8.25

Gordita Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.50 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $8.00

Flauta Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.75 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $7.75

Taco Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.25 • SOFT TACO ~ $7.25

Enchilada Plates CHEESE ~ $7.00 • GROUND BEEF, CHICKEN OR ROAST BEEF ~ $7.75

Burritos 1 VEGGIE (up to 4 items) ~ $4.00 • 1 MEAT (up to 3 items) ~ $4.50 BURRITO PLATE ~ $5.50 (Enchilada Style 50¢ Extra)

La Cocina Favorites NACHOS (with or without Jalapenos) ~ $4.50 TACO NACHOS ~ $6.75 • CHILI CHEESE FRIES ~ $4.50 Call or Come by for our Full Menu!

201 W. College Ave.

LAKE

Bill Evans Lake BILL EVANS LAKE, 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF SILVER CITY ON US180 IS UNUSUAL IN its location 300 feet above the river that supplies it. Water pumped from the Gila River is impounded by the 62 acre man-made lake. There are picnic tables, fishing for crappie, catfish, bass and trout and an impressive view from the dam across the canyons of the upper Burro Mountains. A record 15-pound largemouth bass was caught in 1995. Bird watching is also prominent along the Gila River and at the lake itself, especially during the Spring and Fall migratory seasons. Travel south along the river past the lake turn-off and bring your binoculars to enjoy the Gila Bird Habitat. Open to the public and stocked by the NM Department of Game and Fish, Bill Evans Lake was made by the PhelpsDodge Corporation.

575.388.8687 Ethnic Beads, Antiques & Jewelry

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Fine Food, Cocktails, Beer & Wine Brunch Saturday & Sunday Entertainment & Dancing Saturday Nights

Signature Dishes THURSDAY CAJUN

WEDNESDAY PRIME RIB FRIDAY SHRIMP SCAMPI

FOURTEEN BEERS ON DRAFT, THIRTY BOTTLED BEERS TWENTY-TWO VARIETIES OF WINE PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF COCKTAILS

A Few of Our Menu Items

MINING Santa Rita Overlook THE SANTA RITA OPEN PIT COPPER MINE IS AN ENORMOUS EXCAVATION NEXT TO NM152 between Silver City and the Mimbres Valley. The mine overlook is a major attraction along the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. Prior to the nineteenth century, Indians in the area utilized native copper findings to fashion ornaments and arrow points. In the early 1800s, underground mining operations were initiated to supply the Mexican mint with copper. Open pit operations began around 1910 as large earth-moving capabilities became feasible. Today, large equipment can be seen maneuvering across the stepped benches of the mine. The haulage trucks appear as mere toys on the far side of the pit, but keep in mind that a standing man stares straight at the hub of the huge wheels. The load carried by each truck is approximately 15 times heavier than the contents of 18-wheelers traveling along the interstate.

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Appetizers ISAAC’S DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES ISAAC’S BUFFALO NACHOS SHRIMP CEVICHE TUNA TARTAR SHRIMP COCKTAIL CLAMS OR MUSSEL STEAMERS HUMMUS PLATE

Sandwiches & Salads ISSAC’S ORIGINAL BUFFALO BURGER CHICKEN CORDON BLEU GRILLED AHI COBB SALAD CAESAR SALAD

Entrees

OUR FAMOUS BISON MEAT LOAF **BABY BACK RIBS** CRAB CAKES SALMON FILET SAUTEED SCALLOPS GRILLED AHI STEAK PASTA FLORENTINE

Delicious House Made Desserts Come in and Pick Up Our Full Menu! Take Our Available

Located on Bullard at Broadway

575.388.4090

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MUSEUM WNMU

STATE City ofPARKS Rocks

Museum

State Park

THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE SCHOOL’S MAIN campus, houses the Eisele Collection of prehistoric southwestern pottery and artifacts. It includes one of the world’s most complete and comprehensive collections of Mimbres pottery, as well as basketry and other artifacts. Also housed at the museum are pottery from the Casas Grandes culture and other prehistoric southwestern cultures, pottery from Maria Martinez and New Mexico’s San Ildefonso and Santa Clara Pueblos, historic Navajo rugs, historic Silver City photos and, of course, a hundred years of university history. The recently renovated museum was originally designed by Trost and Trost with an unusual truss-beamed ceiling, and at one time served as the school’s library. It opened as a museum in 1974. It is open seven days a week except during university holidays.

LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK IS the perfect place for a fun-filled daytrip or picnic with the entire family. The park features giant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an ancient volcano and eroded by the wind over an extended period of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders are perfect for sightseeing or climbing. For some, the park resembles a medieval village; for others it is a collection of misshapen, albeit benign, giants. Essentially, it is a flat-lying sheet of reddish lava jointed along vertical rather than horizontal planes creating the likeness of a city with streets and buildings. There are formations which readily suggest giants’ chairs, prehistoric monsters, or creatures of imaginative myth. Complete with a desert garden, the park offers picnicking and camping spots. Adjacent to the formations rises Table Mountain, a perfect example of a mesa.

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STATE PARKS Pancho Villa

MUSEUM Silver City

State Park

Museum

ON MARCH 9, 1916, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY CAMP AT Columbus, New Mexico, woke to an armed invasion by soldiers of revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. A punitive force led by American General “Black Jack” Pershing pursued the rebels 400 miles into Mexico without success. Pancho Villa State Park is located on the site of Camp Furlong that served as the base of operations for General Pershing. The park includes the first site of an operational military airstrip, represents the first time an aircraft had been used in a military operation, the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops, and the last true cavalry operation by American troops. The new museum and interpretive center includes era military vehicles and a replica of the Jenny airplane that was utilized. There are 61 modern and spacious RV and campsites, a botanical garden and an interpretive walking tour.

LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC 1881 MANSARD/ITALIANATE HOME OF H.B. Ailman, the Silver City Museum is one of 13 museums in New Mexico recognized by the American Assn. of Museums. Founded in 1967, the museum is focused on the regional history of Southwest New Mexico with over 20,000 related objects. Photo collections depict Silver City from the 1870s and include a significant collection from the 1930’s and 40’s. Native American artifacts from the Mimbres, Mogollon and Casas Grandes peoples number over 500 pieces and there are exhibits from more recent Navajo and Apache groups. Extensive mining exhibits and early Anglo and Hispanic settler clothing, furnishings and even firearms are displayed. There is also memorabilia from native son Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, former astronaut and U.S. Senator. It is open every day except Monday and is located at 312 West Broadway. The Museum Store features books and gifts depicting or influenced by local history and cultures.

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photo by Bob Pelham

OUTDOORS Rockhounding

MIMBRES Mimbres

& Birding

Valley

GOOD WEATHER, SPARSE POPULATIONS AND THE WIDE SPAN OF LIFE zones offer unique opportunities for birding in Southwest New Mexico. Birding can begin at Big Ditch Park in downtown Silver City. The Gila River and its tributaries north of Silver City offer a rich assortment of birds and Hummingbird banding demonstrations are given near Lake Roberts. Other locations include Whitewater Canyon and The Catwalk near Glenwood and the Guadalupe Canyon of New Mexico’s bootheel, harboring species found nowhere else in the US. Silver City lies at the center of a vast belt of mineralization that has produced billions of dollars worth of metals and a diversity of gems and minerals. Gem and mineral collections are displayed in area museums, shows are hosted throughout the region, huge copper mining operations continue and Rockhound State Park by Deming is dedicated to rock hound enthusiasts, encouraging collecting for personal use.

THE HISTORIC AND SCENIC FARMING VALLEY OF THE MIMBRES RIVER IS accessed by NM35 and NM61 from City of Rocks State Park to the Continental Divide near Lake Roberts. The valley was inhabited by the ancient Mimbres Culture that produced the pottery on display at Western New Mexico University Museum. Today, the valley supports a growing population around the communities of Mimbres and San Lorenzo, while early farming families who first settled the area continue to tend their fields and orchards. Mission churches built in the late 1800’s at San Lorenzo, San Juan and Faywood contribute to the natural beauty of the region, and Bear Canyon Lake offers anglers an isolated fishing hole. The Trail of the Mountain Sprits National Scenic Byway makes a dramatic entry to the Mimbres Valley on NM152 and then cuts upward through the valley toward Lake Roberts and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

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LAKES Lake

GHOST TOWNS Steins &

Roberts

Shakespeare

SURROUNDED BY THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST, AND FED BY SAPILLO CREEK, Lake Roberts is a man-made 75-acre lake offering some of the finest mountain fishing, boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts features boat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety of nature trails leading into the forest. The lake beckons fisherman, hikers and birders to experience the natural beauty of the area. Overlooking the west end of the lake stand the “Vista Ruins,” an authentic Mimbres Indian pit house site. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is a wintering spot for bald eagles. As many as ten species of hummingbirds may be observed in the summertime at feeding stations along NM Highway 35 and at nearby local inns. Late March to late May is the best time to fish for the lake’s 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout, but Lake Roberts also contains crappie, catfish and some bass.

SHAKESPEARE, THE 1880s GHOST TOWN JUST SOUTH OF LORDSBURG IS THE authentically preserved remains of a rough and tumble mining era on the Butterfield Trail. Justice was swift in the community of 3000 inhabitants, although questionably just. Privately owned, call ahead for tour dates and reenactments. (575) 542-9034 or visit www.shakespeareghostown.com. The railroad ghost town of Steins, west of Lordsburg, was home to about 3000 hearty residents servicing the old steam locomotives. Today, the ghost town offers a glimpse of the wooden structures, utensils and furniture of the period. Steins is located on Interstate 10 at the Arizona border and is usually open Friday through Monday. Call ahead at (575) 542-9791.

Silver Advantage Marilyn Ransom,

CRS,SRES,RFS

Associate Broker Multi-Million Dollar Producer

314 E. 14th St. • Silver City, NM 88061 • Cell: 575.313.3580 Toll Free: 800.716.3847 swnewmexicoproperties.com

Office: 575.538.3847

Meeting Your Needs Exceeding Your Expectations

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HISTORY Historic Pinos Altos WITHOUT THE ASPHALT ON ITS MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN PINOS ALTOS LOOKS much like it might have appeared nearly 150 years ago, when it was inhabited by the likes of Judge Roy Bean. The town’s amenities, however, have greatly improved in the last century or so. They include a museum, an ice cream parlor, dining establishments and an authentic western bar. The Pinos Altos Opera House is home to Old West melodramas, and local musicians perform regularly at the Buckhorn Saloon. Gold was first discovered in the area by Spanish and Mexican miners. Anglos rediscovered the metal in 1859/60, and for a while the town was called Birchville after the first man to find “color.” Nearly abandoned due to constant fights with the Apaches, it was re-established in 1866 under its original Spanish name. Pinos Altos is located along the Continental Divide, six miles north of Silver City on NM Highway 15.

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RIVER Gila River THE 630-MILE GILA RIVER HAS ITS HEADWATERS IN THE SPECTACULAR wilderness areas above Silver City. The north, west and east forks of the Gila join together below the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument providing access to trout fishing, hiking, camping, hot springs and impressive vistas. The waters that exit the rugged wilderness canyons support numerous warm water species as well as the farmlands of the Cliff-Gila area and those of Redrock and Virden. Humans have depended on the river for centuries. The ancient Mogollon culture farmed the river valleys living in pithouses and later masonry structures, moving briefly into the more protected Cliff Dwellings just prior to disappearing altogether from the area. Later bands of nomadic Apaches roamed the area giving rise to the birth of Apache warrior Geronimo. A small monument has been erected in his recognition at the park service headquarters.

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MONUMENT Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS SCENIC Byway is the 533-acre Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Here you can see the homes and catch a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans who lived here between seven and eight hundred years ago. Along with the ancient ruins, the monument features a visitor center and museum. From Silver City there are two ways to travel to the monument. The first is to go north past Piños Altos on NM 15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers over twenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM 61/35. The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north from NM 152 off US 180 east of town. This route is 25 miles longer, but easier and takes the same amount of time – about two hours. Call ahead for hours and road conditions; (505)536-9461 or (505)536-9344.

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MONUMENT Geronimo Monument IN OCTOBER 2004 ABOUT 120 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE GILA CLIFF Dwellings National Monument Visitor Center to dedicate a monument to famous Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo, who was born in the area in 1829. The monument was a collaborative effort between the Forest Service, the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Committee, the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Geronimo’s own great grandson, Harlyn Geronimo and Harlyn’s wife Karen of Mescalero. Harlyn got the idea for the monument while visiting the area in the spring of 2004. Chief Geronimo had told biographers that he was born near the headwaters of the Gila River, which is the area where the National Monument stands today. Geronimo died in Oklahoma in 1909, after unsuccessfully pleading with federal authorities to be allowed to return to his homeland to die.

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QUICKFACTS New Mexico Facts Statehood: January 6, 1912 Capital: Santa Fe Flag: Red Zia on field of gold Ballad: Land of Enchantment Songs: Oh, Fair New Mexico and Asi Es Nuevo Mexico Motto: Crescit Eundo (It Grows As It Goes) Poem: A Nuevo Mexico Cookie: Biscochito Gem: Turquoise Bird: Roadrunner (Chaparral) Flower: Yucca Tree: Piñon Animal: Black Bear Fish: Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

Silver City and Grant County Profile POPULATION: (2004) est. City: 12,500 County: 30,000 HOUSING: (2004) est. TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS City: 4,700 (500 unoccupied) COUNTY: 14,000 GOVERNMENT: Firefighters: 23 full time City Police: 30 State Police: 12 (10 officers, 2 sergeants) County Sheriff: 32 Officers TAXES: Gross Receipts: 7.25% (2007) City: $3,009,860 City Retail: $214,463,457 Per Capita Income: $17,409 Property: 17,397 Mills (Residential) 15,680 Mills (Non-Residential)

Major Events Red Paint PowWow Chocolate Fantasia Tour of the Gila Silver City Blues Festival Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Fourth of July Celebration Weekend at the Galleries Lighted Christmas Parade

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Area Museums MUSEUMS: 3 Silver City Museum was founded in 1967. A restored Mansard/ Italianate home built by H.B. Ailman House with 20,000 objects relating to the peoples and history of southwest New Mexico. Admission is free. WNMU Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary November 6, 2004. Home of Pottery and Artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern Cultures. Available for viewing are historic photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas. Admission is free. Pinos Altos Historical Museum: Circa 1860’s-housed in a log cabin that once served as the 1st school house in Grant County. Houses a great collection of mining artifacts and historic memorabilia. Admission is free.

Parks & Monuments City of Rocks State Park Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument The Catwalk National Recreation Trail. (Glenwood)

Ghost Towns Mogollon: 75 miles NE US180 Shakespeare: 46 miles SE NM90 Steins: 63 miles SE NM90/I-10

Health Care MEDICAL Gila Regional Medical Center: 68 Beds, 43 Physicians Optometrists: 2 Dentists: 12 Clinics: 5 Chiropractors: 9 Fort Bayard Medical Center: Long term care facility with 4 Physicians offering services in Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies, Geriatric care and Chemical Dependency unit. Pharmacies: 4 Acupuncturists: 2

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SILVER CITY HISTORIC BUSINESS DISTRICT H. B. Ailman House built in 1881 houses the Silver City Museum. Bell Block constructed in 1897 and 1906 originally housed a saloon where straight drinks were sold for 12.5 cents Meredith & Ailman Bank built in 1882 was renamed the Palace Hotel in 1900. Silver City National Bank built in 1923, presently used as City Hall. O.S. Warren house built in 1885, is the only building on Main Street to survive the floods at the turn of the century. Mrs. O.S. Warren building built in 1900 was the former Colby’s Sporting Goods. El Sol Theatre building was built in 1934 to show Spanishlanguage films. W. H. White house built in 1901 was built of brick in the Hipped Box style for one of Silver City’s first dentists. Dr. W. H. White dental office built in 1887. Isaac N. Cohen house built in 1882 has the only remaining example of double-hung pocket shutters. Big Ditch Park was Silver City’s Main Street before the turn of the century floods transformed it into an arroyo. Bennett Block on W. Yankie built in 1882 of adobe construction with brick facades. Max Schutz sample room on N. Texas was built to provide a meeting room for traveling salesmen. Goodell’s Feed Store on Yankie was built in 1905 and 1911 and remained a farmer’s supply outlet until the late 1970s. Victorian Homes, this architectural era spans the period of roughly 1825-1900. There are 31 homes still existing in the Silver City area.

Walking Tours (3) offered by the Silver City Museum: Gospel Hill, La Capilla and Business District. Billy the Kid Cabin is located near the origin of his real home, this 1800’s style cabin was donated by Ron Howard’s movie The Missing. La Capilla Chapel Replica, built on a hill on the south side of Silver City. The chapel was a local landmark and was utilized in pilgrimages and festivals for Our Lady of Guadalupe. PINOS ALTOS Fort Cobre Replica is 3/4 scale replica of the Santa Rita Del Cobre Fort (circa 1804) which originally was located at the Santa Rita open pit copper mine east of Silver City. Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House, circa 1860’s This fine restaurant and saloon is authentically decorated with 1800’s memorabilia and photographs. Hearst Church. (circa 1898) built by the Hearst newspaper family and is the current home to the Grant County Art Guild. The gold used in decorating the Hearst Castle in California came from the Hearst Mine in Pinos Altos. FORT BAYARD Buffalo Soldiers: In 1866 Congress authorized the organization of four black regiments to help the “pacification” of the West. The Indians christened these men with their short curly hair the Buffalo Soldiers, a name which the Tenth Calvary proudly bore on its military crest. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark/ National Cemetery. Established as a territorial post dating back to 1863, the fort has served as a military center of operations, army and VA hospital and continues today as a State Medical Center

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Specializing in cuts, perms, color, nails, manicure and pedicure. Merle Norman cosmetics, hair and beauty supplies.

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Attractions SILVER CITY BORDERS THE 3.3 MILLION ACRE GILA NATIONAL FOREST AND serves as the hub for a diverse and exciting array of area attractions. Driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway is an excellent introduction to the culture and rugged terrain of the region. The loop includes the old west gold mining village of Pinos Altos, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Lake Roberts, Bear Canyon Lake, San Lorenzo Mission (in the lush Mimbres Valley), the Santa Rita open pit copper mine, and the Ft. Bayard National Landmark. Highway 180 West through Cliff and Glenwood offers Bill Evans Lake, the Catwalk National Recreation Trail, and the scenic gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. Highway 180 East accesses the City of Rocks State Park, which was recently developed as a night skies camping site for stargazing. Hot mineral baths are available near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and City of Rocks State Park.

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HISTORY Area History THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO SPANS THE ERAS FROM prehistoric times through Spanish, Mexican and Anglo activities to the harnessing of modern mining, ranching and building technologies. The region’s Mogollon cultures left behind a wealth of intriguing artifacts and endless questions as to the survival and disappearance of these hearty beings as presented in area museums. Agriculture has played a significant role in sustaining the area’s economy, but mining has no doubt had the greatest impact on local livelihoods. Mining operations began in the early 1800s and continue over 200 years later. Recovery has evolved from the hand picking of native copper to the solvent extraction and electrolytic processing of low-grade ores. The Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway spans the eras from historic Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, farmlands of the Mimbres Valley, historic and modern mining and an outpost of the Buffalo Soldiers.

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NATURAL Hot Springs of the Gila THESE DAYS, IT SEEMS THAT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE HAS BECOME AWARE OF of the therapeutic benefits that mineral-rich hot springs have on tired muscles and achy joints. In our nearby Gila National Forest, the river’s edge is dotted with naturally occurring volcanic hot springs that are open and free to the public – or at least those willing to do a little work to get there. Some of the better known include the Turkey Creek, Middle Fork, Upper Middle Fork, Jordon and San Francisco Hot Springs. Water temperatures range from 112 to 130 degrees (F). Some are just an easy out-and-back day hike from a trailhead or visitors center; others are more difficult to reach and require overnight trips. For more information contact the USDA Forest Service in Silver City. Non-hikers and those just wanting to relax can visit the nearby Gila Hot Springs Vacation Center, a privately-owned, full service fee facility.

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25th Annual Ice Cream Social and Tractor Show. 11am-4pm Ice cream, floats, cold drinks, musical entertainment, children’s games, cakewalk, vintage tractor show. Free; refreshments and game tickets sold. Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 info@silvercitymuseum.org 4-5 4th of July Festivities. Gough Park. Cowboy breakfast, parade, music, food, arts & crafts booths, games, pie-eating contests and fireworks. 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org 18-20 4th SASS New Mexico State Championship Shootout. "SW Border Dispute", vendor booths offering a variety of "old west"" products, period clothing‚ leather‚ jewelry‚ arts‚ etc. MM10 on Rte 35 off Rte 152, Mimbres. 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org 25 An Enchanting Evening with New Mexico's Most Enchanting Cowboy Tickets $15 include BBQ dinner and an hour show with Mike Moutoux. Ice Cream Parlor in Pinos Altos. 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org Live Capone-E (Rap Concert) 6:30 pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org 26-27 St. Vincent de Pauls 18th Ann. Fiesta & Bike Run . Sat. 10am-8pm Sun 9am-5pm. Gough Park. Booths, games,entertainment & food. Battle of the Bands 80’s Rock. 575-538-9373 TBD Annual Backyard Hummingbird Festival. Learn more about hummingbirds as ornithologists band and study them near Lake Roberts. 1-888-4266, HBNM@gilanet.com

18-21 4th Annual Gila River Festival Intensive workshops‚ a keynote speaker‚ lectures‚ hikes‚ and performances, www.gilaconservation.org. 26-28 23rd Annual Grant County Art Guild Purchase Prize Award Exhibit Pinos Altos Church Gallery 575-538-8216 27 Tapestry of Talent fashion show 1pm Bayard Community Center. Tickets go on sale August 1st at The Common Thread, 107 W. Broadway, 575-538-5733.

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Silco Theater Chairity Auction. 7 pm Silco Theater. 575-534-9005. silcotheater.com 15-17 17th Annual Run to Copper Country Car Show. Vintage vehicles of all kinds. Gough Park, Silver City. george@zianet.com. www.coppercountrycruizers.com, 30-Sep 1 25th Annual Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Show museum quality mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems as well as "rough" stones. Silver City Recreation Center. Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society at 16 McKinley Street, Silver City, NM 88061. show08@stockmanfamily.net 30-Sep 1 San Vicente Artists Art Fair. Fine Artists & Crafters, Artists in Action, Tempting Foods. San Vicente Artists of Silver City. 575-534-4269 artfair@silvercityartists.org

September 13-14 Pickamania! Celebrating folk, bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions. 575-538-2505 www.mimbresarts.org

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23rd Annual Grant County Art Guild Purchase Prize Award Exhibit Pinos Altos Church Gallery 575-538-8216 4 Taste of Downtown Silver City. 10 am-4 pm Historic Downtown Silver City. 575-534-1700. silvercitymainstreet.com 10-13 Weekend at the Galleries. Downtown Silver City. 575-5382505. www.mimbresarts.org TBD 8th Annual Pinos Altos October Fiesta. Featuring Fine Food, Live Music, Crafters, Raffles, & Fun Activities for Children. 575-5340406. info@pinosaltoscabins

September 13-14, 2008

Premier Sponsor: 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City. Chatham County Line

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Dias de los Muertos. Downtown Silver City. 575-538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org 29 18th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. 7 pm Historic Downtown Silver City 575-534-1700. silvercitymainstreet.com

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Black Tie Ball. 7-11pm Buffalo Bar. Tickets $25. 575-538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org 24th Annual Victorian Christmas Evening. 5-9pm An old-fashioned holiday celebration with musical entertainment, costumed characters, children’s stories, plum pudding, hot mulled cider, and other delights of the season. $3 donation Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 info@silvercitymuseum.org

Ongoing Events Farmer's Market 8:30 am - noon, Saturdays through October. Main Street Plaza, Enter at 7th/Bullard. 575-534-1704 Mercado del Sol-Crafts Market 9 am-2 pm Saturdays thru December. Bullard/Kelly. San Vicente Art Walk- Self Guided Tours visit the galleries and studios in the area. 575-388-4854. sva@gilanet.com. Mining District Historical Mine Tours Second Tuesday of every month. The tour goes from Bayard to Santa Rita with five stops in between where the guide will give a bit of history and interesting happenings in the local underground mines at each stop. $5.00 Bayard City Hall. 575-537-3327.

“1st annual celebration of Folk, Bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions in beautiful southwest New Mexico.” Red Molly

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Weekend at the Galleries October 10-13, 2008 (Columbus Day Weekend)

Premier Sponsor: 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City.

“Artwalk, dance, wine tasting, phantom studio, art auction, film festival and more!" Mon., Wed.-Sat. 9:00am to 5:30pm Sun. 10:00am to 4:00pm 2115 Pinos Altos Road Silver City, NM 88061

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GALLERIES

Azurite Gallery

Blue Dome Gallery

Creations and Adornments

Art & Conversation

The Common Thread

Lois Duffy Art

Leyba & Ingalls ARTS

JW Art Gallery

Ol’ West Gallery and Mercantile

Copper Quail Gallery

Tatiana Maria Gallery

Joe Burgess

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AZURITE GALLERY

BLUE DOME GALLERY Contemporary Fine Craft, Art and fine decor. Open Wed.-Mon. 11am-5pm (Sun. until 3pm)

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Designer Jewelry by Linda Boatwright, Paintings by Holt, Gendron & Urban. Wed.-Sat.10-5.

110 W. Broadway • 538-9048 www.azuritegallery.com

307 N. Texas St. 534-8671 www.bluedomegallery.com

THE COMMON THREAD A Fiber Art Gallery - over 70 Artists. Nonprofit. Features Cloths, Rugs, Baskets, Cards, Home Décor, and Jewelry. Classes offered all year.

107 W. Broadway • 538-5733 www.fiberartscollective.org

An eclectic collection of handcrafted custom jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and paintings.

108 N. Bullard St. 534-4269 LEYBA & INGALLS ARTS

LOIS DUFFY ART

ART SUPPLIES AND GALLERY

Studio and Gallery showing Imaginative Portraits, Surreal Places and Realistic Scenes of Life

Contemporary Art ranging from Realism to Abstraction in a variety of media. Call for a class schedule.

211 C N. Texas St. 313-9631 www.loisduffy.com

315 N. Bullard St. 388-5725 www.LeybaIngallsARTS.com

OL’ WEST GALLERY AND MERCANTILE

TATIANA MARIA GALLERY

Contemporary craft gallery featuring Janey Katz’s Critters from the “Hood” cut from old trucks & Suzi Calhoun’s colorful pottery. 11-5, closed on Tues.

614 N. Bullard St. • 534-4881 www.artandconversation.com janey@lizardbreathranch.com HURLEY

JW ART GALLERY Fine Art, Bronze & Wooden Sculpture, Custom Framing, Gift Shop, Historic Hurley Museum, Monotype Workshops. W.-F. 9-5 • S-Sun. 10-6

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-0300 • www.thetown.com gallery@thetown.com

A traditional western gallery of fine art, furnishings, fixtures and beyond.

COPPER QUAIL GALLERY A Gallery of Exquisite Local Artwork in All Price Ranges.

Jewelry, Native American Folk Art, Textiles, Pottery & Antique Country Furniture.

JOE BURGESS

104 W. Broadway 388-1811

211 A N. Texas St. 388-2646

305 N. Bullard Street 388-4426

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Silver Imaging

Party Zone

Manzanita Ridge

Pots Pans & More

Datura Therapeutic Day Spa

Toy Town

Hester House

Morning Star

Gila Hike & Bike

Cinema Classics on DVD

Western & Mexican Emporium

Yada Yada Yarn

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PARTY ZONE

MANZANITA RIDGE

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“For portraits you’ll love.” Also a full service photo and digital lab. New Larger Portrait Studio!

Your party supply headquarters for: Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries. Open: M-F 9:30-5:30,Sat. 11:30-4.

High end furniture and accessories from America’s finest resorts and hotels.

Offering teapots, glassware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, gadgets, restaurant supplies, and more.

107 N. Bullard St. • 388-1158

314 N. Bullard St. • 534-1121

1008 Pope Street 534-4432 • 538-8658 www.silverportraitstudio.com

316 E. 14th St. • 534-0098 TOY TOWN

DATURA THERAPEUTIC DAY SPA bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals makeup as seen on TV & available in Silver City exclusively at Datura. 100% pure mineral all over face colors, starter kits, treatments, tools, and much more.

352 W. 12th • 534-0033 GILA HIKE & BIKE Serving the cycling & hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 20 years.

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Everything Your Child Needs to Learn–Laugh–Grow! We assure the best quality toys. Hard to find items you will treasure for years.

113 W. Broadway • 388-1677 CINEMA CLASSICS ON DVD Digitally re-mastered vintage westerns, sci-fi, horror, Golden Age TV, comedy shorts, even silent movies!

At The Marketplace Located in the Hub Plaza Downtown Silver City

MORNING STAR HESTER HOUSE Best homemade fudge in town. Unique gifts and cards for all occasions. Free gift wrapping.

316 N. Bullard St. • 388-1360

Outdoor apparel and footwear for casual, work and play! New Mexico T's and caps. Featuring Carhartt, Life is Good, Woolrich, Prana, Horny Toad, Keen and Merrell. Quality products for Quality People.

809 N. Bullard St. 388.3191 • Fax: 388.3192 WESTERN & MEXICAN EMPORIUM

YADA YADA YARN

Specializing in decor and gifts and much more from Mexico and the Southwest. A must see! Mon.-Sat. 11-5.

Everything for knitters new and old! Wool, cotton and fun yarns. Open 11-5 daily, closed on Tuesdays. Open knitting Sun.12-3

308 S. Bullard St. • 534-0218 www.mexempor.com

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Legacy Home & Gifts

Conner Fine Jewelers

Lowry’s R.V. Center

Ace Hardware

Gila Eco Design Center

Workshops of Carneros

Hamilton Furniture

T-World Urban Apparel

Vintage Fantasies

A Bead or Two

Candy Bouquet

Pinos Altos Orchards & Gift Shop

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LEGACY HOME & GIFTS

CONNER FINE JEWELERS

LOWRY’S R.V. CENTER

ACE HARDWARE

Looking for a unique gift? Come see the array of choices we have to offer. Mon-Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-2.

Southwest New Mexico’s leading jewelry store, since 1946, featuring diamond expertise and membership in the American Gem Society.

Dealers for Arctic Fox, Nash, Desert Fox, Northwind, & Sunnybrook, Travel Trailers, 5th-Wheels & SURV’s. We specialize in towables. Serving Silver City Since 1967.

Not JUST a Hardware Store. Large Selection of Gifts & Outdoor Furniture. Now Lumber is Available.

910 N. Hudson • 388-1226 GILA ECO DESIGN CENTER Eco friendly products for Interiors. Custom Cabinets, Designer Paint, Ergonomic brushes and rollers. Universal/Accessibility Design for remodels and new construction.

1306 Hudson • 388-1844

401 N. Bullard St. 538-2012 • 388-2025

THE WORKSHOPS OF CARNEROS Real wood furniture.

405 N. Bullard St. 538-8889

3510 Hwy. 180 E. 538-5411 or 888-538-5411

BULLARD STREET

VINTAGE FANTASIES Vintage Clothing • Hats • Glass

412 N. Bullard • 388-4081 S22

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Fine handmade jewelry, thousands of high quality beads and a full line of jewelry making supplies. Restringing.

703 N. Bullard St. 388-8973

T-WORLD URBAN APPAREL

“From Ordinary to Extraordinary” M-Sat. 10-6

Complete line of licensed sportswear, Hip Hop clothing & accessories. Corona, Mudd, Echo Red, G-Unite, Sean John, Lowrider, Phat Farm.

2706 32nd St. By Pass North 388-0700 • fax 388-0701

1445 Hwy. 180 E., Ste C (across from Burger King) • 534-3406

HAMILTON FURNITURE

CANDY BOUQUET A BEAD OR TWO

3025 Hwy. 180 E. 534-0782 • www.ace.com

Beautiful Candy Bouquets for all Occasions! Now Specializing in Antler Metal Art and Chandeliers! Catholic Store.

2065 Memory Lane

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PINOS ALTOS ORCHARDS & GIFT SHOP Large variety of homemade jellies Mexican imports, local artists, yard art, gift baskets, stained glass classes.

(Across from Bowling Alley)

534-4224 • 534-9715

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GALLERIES

Yello on Yankie

Moonstruck Art

Weelearts

Seedboat Gallery

Thunderstruck Art and Design

YA N K I E S T R E E T

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ELEMENTAL ARTS

YELLO ON YANKIE

Fine Arts & Crafts; Gourds, Pottery, Textiles, Paintings and Furniture. Mon. - Sat. 10-4 • Sunday 10-1

Contemporary fiber art studio and gallery.

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Elemental Arts

TRAILS Boston Hill

Mining Area BOSTON HILL HISTORIC MINING AREA AND OPEN SPACE IS LOCATED ON THE southwestern edge of Silver City. More common entrances are on Spring Street, Cooper Street and at the top of Market Street. Miles of trails from easy to complex await your hiking or biking experience. This area has been known as Boston Hill since the 1800's because of the Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining Company owning the mining claim. By the 1970's, mining came to a halt in this area but the remnants of its existence remain. A bequest by Lennie Merle Forward made the purchase of this area possible for the Town of Silver City. Many volunteers have spent hours of labor to make the trails accessible for our use. Dust the cobwebs off your mountain bike or put your hiking boots on and partake of these great trails with 360 degrees of mountainous views of the Silver City area. Maps are posted at all the entrance signs to guide you along the trails, and more historical information on this site.

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Contemporary Ceramics and Mixed Media. Call for an appointment.

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GALLERIES Galleries & Shopping THE GROWTH OF SILVER CITY’S ARTS COMMUNITY IS A RESULT OF THE cultural and natural appeal of the area and a concerted effort to diversify the regional economy. The establishment of an art market unique to Silver City is indeed contributing to the economic base. Regular openings, tours, galas, and other special events have dramatically increased local involvement and developed Silver City as an arts destination. The arts play a role in almost every celebration and there are major festivals dedicated specifically to the arts. There is no doubt that art is an integral and key segment of Silver City’s lifestyle. Silver City’s recognition for its cultural depth results from the dedication and organizational expertise of numerous local groups, and the overwhelming volunteer efforts and financial support of the entire community. The city is proud of its achievements and is anxious to share them with its visitors from around the world.

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HIKING

Continental Divide Trail SILVER CITY AREA HIKERS ENJOY A RARE OPPORTUNITY: CONVENIENT DAY hikes on sections of a renowned footpath that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Also known as the ‘King of Trails,’ the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) runs through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Along the way it visits 25 national forests, 20 national wilderness areas, three national parks, one national monument, eight Bureau of Land Management resource areas – and passes close by Silver City. While it takes six months to walk the entire trail, Silver City residents and visitors can enjoy pleasant day hikes on segments of the same trail just minutes from their doorsteps. While our moderate climate makes access available yearround, probably the best times to visit the CDT are during the spring and fall. Parts of the trail are challenging, so hikers should be in good physical condition and remember to bring plenty of water.

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BIG DITCH Big Ditch Park WHEN SILVER CITY’S FOUNDING FATHERS CREATED THE TOWN SITE IN THE LATTER 1800s, they laid out the grid like those of many eastern cities – with the streets running due north, south, east and west. They did not realize that the new town’s proximity to a north/south running slope would encourage a natural disaster to occur. In 1895 and again in 1903, flash floodwaters roared down Silver City’s Main Street, gouging out a huge ditch with a bottom some 55 feet below the original street level. As rains continued to feed the creek in the years that followed, cottonwood trees grew, providing shade. The town’s Main Street was gone, but every adversity carries with it the seed of an opportunity. Working together, local businesses, residents and civic organizations created a beautiful and unique downtown park. Big Ditch Park can be accessed via the footbridge at the Silver City Visitor Center parking lot.

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LAKE

Quemado Lake AT AN ELEVATION OF 7860 FEET, THE 131-ACRE QUEMADO LAKE IS PART OF AN 800 acre forest recreation site. The lake offers year-round trout fishing and summer months fishing for channel catfish and small mouth bass. There are two ADA fishing piers, two boat ramps, seven developed campgrounds, a primitive campground and seven miles of hiking trails. Camping and RV spaces are available from May through October and boat use is restricted to oars and electric motors. Reservations are taken for group sites including one accommodating 35 people and another accommodating 75. From Silver City, the lake is accessed following US 180 north past Glenwood, NM12 through Reserve and NM32 from Apache Creek to Quemado Lake. The nearest small town is the village of Quemado, 20 miles north of the lake.

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LAKE

HISTORY

Willow Creek & Snow Lake

Historic Downtown Silver City

FOR AN INTRIGUING HIGH MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION’S ISOLATED back-country, Willow Creek and Snow Lake are no doubt the choice for a true get-away. From Silver City, travel north on US180 past Glenwood and turn off onto NM159, a paved, but narrow winding road to the gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. During warmer months, continue by dirt road, skirting the northern edge of the Gila Wilderness, the nation’s first wilderness, to Willow Creek, a small brook flowing among towering Douglas fir and shapely Engleman spruce. Rainbow trout and German browns inhabit the fast-flowing currents and beaver pools. Further down the forest road that begins to open up into juniper and grasslands, one arrives at Snow Lake, a small quiet lake that overflows directly into the Gila Wilderness. Good camping facilities, fishing, boating, hiking and an abundance of wildlife including deer and elk create a great outdoor experience.

SILVER CITY SPRANG TO LIFE DURING THE SUMMER OF 1870. THE DISCOVERY OF silver brought thousands of miners, and merchants followed in their footsteps. The town's founders decided Silver City would be “built to last.” In 1880, an ordinance was passed requiring masonry construction for new buildings. This left behind solid commercial buildings, brick Victorian homes, and adobe structures. Devastating floods between 1890 and 1910 washed away the original Main Street and all but one of its handsome brick buildings. The stately Warren house is the sole survivor. What used to be Main Street is now known as the Big Ditch. The Silver City Visitor Center and Big Ditch Park provide gateways into Historic Downtown for visitors and residents. Silver City MainStreet Project has provided comprehensive downtown revitalization services since 1985. This vibrant award-winning district has over 200 entities including retail and service businesses, art studios, government services, nonprofits, churches, and schools. It’s a treasure of a downtown!

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Dining Out SILVER CITY STYLE

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The Catwalk Recreation Trail

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THE CATWALK NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL IS SITUATED IN WHITEWATER Canyon near Glenwood. The Catwalk is a metal bridge secured into the canyon walls that leads through some of the most beautiful parts of the canyon. This 250 foot metal causeway clings to the sides of the boulder-choked Whitewater Canyon, which in some places is only 20 feet wide and 250 feet deep. There are many spots where a hiker can leave the steel causeway and relax on the grassy banks of the sycamore shaded stream.The original catwalk was a gravity fed waterline for a local mill. The mines above the canyon were worked from their discovery in 1889 until 1942 (Billy the Kid's stepfather, William Antrim, was a blacksmith at the town called Graham). The Civilian Conservation Corps. was assigned the task of rebuilding The Catwalk as a recreation attraction for the Gila National Forest in 1935. The present metal catwalk was rebuilt by the Forest Service in 2004.

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GHOST TOWN Mogollon Ghost Town LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF TODAY’S GILA WILDERNESS, THE TOWN OF Mogollon (pronounced Muggy-own) began in 1876 following the discovery of gold and silver in nearby creeks. It took its name from the surrounding mountains, themselves named for a Spanish territorial governor in the early 1700s. With the opening of the Little Fannie mine, the town boomed until 1942, then suddenly became a ghost town when the mine closed. After a brief resurgence as an artist colony in the 1960s it was deserted again. Modern-day Mogollon is home to 18 year-round residents, a volunteer fire department, and several seasonal businesses including dining and lodging establishments. It has a private museum, an historic theater and a church undergoing renovation. To visit this picturesque village, turn east off US 180 onto NM Highway 159 about three miles north of Glenwood. The scenic mountain road rises about 3,000 feet in 8.5 miles to reach Mogollon.

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LAKE

Bill Evans Lake BILL EVANS LAKE, 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF SILVER CITY ON US180 IS UNUSUAL IN its location 300 feet above the river that supplies it. Water pumped from the Gila River is impounded by the 62 acre man-made lake. There are picnic tables, fishing for crappie, catfish, bass and trout and an impressive view from the dam across the canyons of the upper Burro Mountains. A record 15-pound largemouth bass was caught in 1995. Bird watching is also prominent along the Gila River and at the lake itself, especially during the Spring and Fall migratory seasons. Travel south along the river past the lake turn-off and bring your binoculars to enjoy the Gila Bird Habitat. Open to the public and stocked by the NM Department of Game and Fish, Bill Evans Lake was made by the PhelpsDodge Corporation.

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Fine Food, Cocktails, Beer & Wine Brunch Saturday & Sunday Entertainment & Dancing Saturday Nights

Signature Dishes THURSDAY CAJUN

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FOURTEEN BEERS ON DRAFT, THIRTY BOTTLED BEERS TWENTY-TWO VARIETIES OF WINE PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF COCKTAILS

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MINING Santa Rita Overlook THE SANTA RITA OPEN PIT COPPER MINE IS AN ENORMOUS EXCAVATION NEXT TO NM152 between Silver City and the Mimbres Valley. The mine overlook is a major attraction along the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. Prior to the nineteenth century, Indians in the area utilized native copper findings to fashion ornaments and arrow points. In the early 1800s, underground mining operations were initiated to supply the Mexican mint with copper. Open pit operations began around 1910 as large earth-moving capabilities became feasible. Today, large equipment can be seen maneuvering across the stepped benches of the mine. The haulage trucks appear as mere toys on the far side of the pit, but keep in mind that a standing man stares straight at the hub of the huge wheels. The load carried by each truck is approximately 15 times heavier than the contents of 18-wheelers traveling along the interstate.

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Appetizers ISAAC’S DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES ISAAC’S BUFFALO NACHOS SHRIMP CEVICHE TUNA TARTAR SHRIMP COCKTAIL CLAMS OR MUSSEL STEAMERS HUMMUS PLATE

Sandwiches & Salads ISSAC’S ORIGINAL BUFFALO BURGER CHICKEN CORDON BLEU GRILLED AHI COBB SALAD CAESAR SALAD

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MUSEUM WNMU

STATE City ofPARKS Rocks

Museum

State Park

THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE SCHOOL’S MAIN campus, houses the Eisele Collection of prehistoric southwestern pottery and artifacts. It includes one of the world’s most complete and comprehensive collections of Mimbres pottery, as well as basketry and other artifacts. Also housed at the museum are pottery from the Casas Grandes culture and other prehistoric southwestern cultures, pottery from Maria Martinez and New Mexico’s San Ildefonso and Santa Clara Pueblos, historic Navajo rugs, historic Silver City photos and, of course, a hundred years of university history. The recently renovated museum was originally designed by Trost and Trost with an unusual truss-beamed ceiling, and at one time served as the school’s library. It opened as a museum in 1974. It is open seven days a week except during university holidays.

LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK IS the perfect place for a fun-filled daytrip or picnic with the entire family. The park features giant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an ancient volcano and eroded by the wind over an extended period of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders are perfect for sightseeing or climbing. For some, the park resembles a medieval village; for others it is a collection of misshapen, albeit benign, giants. Essentially, it is a flat-lying sheet of reddish lava jointed along vertical rather than horizontal planes creating the likeness of a city with streets and buildings. There are formations which readily suggest giants’ chairs, prehistoric monsters, or creatures of imaginative myth. Complete with a desert garden, the park offers picnicking and camping spots. Adjacent to the formations rises Table Mountain, a perfect example of a mesa.

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STATE PARKS Pancho Villa

MUSEUM Silver City

State Park

Museum

ON MARCH 9, 1916, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY CAMP AT Columbus, New Mexico, woke to an armed invasion by soldiers of revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. A punitive force led by American General “Black Jack” Pershing pursued the rebels 400 miles into Mexico without success. Pancho Villa State Park is located on the site of Camp Furlong that served as the base of operations for General Pershing. The park includes the first site of an operational military airstrip, represents the first time an aircraft had been used in a military operation, the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops, and the last true cavalry operation by American troops. The new museum and interpretive center includes era military vehicles and a replica of the Jenny airplane that was utilized. There are 61 modern and spacious RV and campsites, a botanical garden and an interpretive walking tour.

LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC 1881 MANSARD/ITALIANATE HOME OF H.B. Ailman, the Silver City Museum is one of 13 museums in New Mexico recognized by the American Assn. of Museums. Founded in 1967, the museum is focused on the regional history of Southwest New Mexico with over 20,000 related objects. Photo collections depict Silver City from the 1870s and include a significant collection from the 1930’s and 40’s. Native American artifacts from the Mimbres, Mogollon and Casas Grandes peoples number over 500 pieces and there are exhibits from more recent Navajo and Apache groups. Extensive mining exhibits and early Anglo and Hispanic settler clothing, furnishings and even firearms are displayed. There is also memorabilia from native son Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, former astronaut and U.S. Senator. It is open every day except Monday and is located at 312 West Broadway. The Museum Store features books and gifts depicting or influenced by local history and cultures.

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OUTDOORS Rockhounding

MIMBRES Mimbres

& Birding

Valley

GOOD WEATHER, SPARSE POPULATIONS AND THE WIDE SPAN OF LIFE zones offer unique opportunities for birding in Southwest New Mexico. Birding can begin at Big Ditch Park in downtown Silver City. The Gila River and its tributaries north of Silver City offer a rich assortment of birds and Hummingbird banding demonstrations are given near Lake Roberts. Other locations include Whitewater Canyon and The Catwalk near Glenwood and the Guadalupe Canyon of New Mexico’s bootheel, harboring species found nowhere else in the US. Silver City lies at the center of a vast belt of mineralization that has produced billions of dollars worth of metals and a diversity of gems and minerals. Gem and mineral collections are displayed in area museums, shows are hosted throughout the region, huge copper mining operations continue and Rockhound State Park by Deming is dedicated to rock hound enthusiasts, encouraging collecting for personal use.

THE HISTORIC AND SCENIC FARMING VALLEY OF THE MIMBRES RIVER IS accessed by NM35 and NM61 from City of Rocks State Park to the Continental Divide near Lake Roberts. The valley was inhabited by the ancient Mimbres Culture that produced the pottery on display at Western New Mexico University Museum. Today, the valley supports a growing population around the communities of Mimbres and San Lorenzo, while early farming families who first settled the area continue to tend their fields and orchards. Mission churches built in the late 1800’s at San Lorenzo, San Juan and Faywood contribute to the natural beauty of the region, and Bear Canyon Lake offers anglers an isolated fishing hole. The Trail of the Mountain Sprits National Scenic Byway makes a dramatic entry to the Mimbres Valley on NM152 and then cuts upward through the valley toward Lake Roberts and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

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LAKES Lake

GHOST TOWNS Steins &

Roberts

Shakespeare

SURROUNDED BY THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST, AND FED BY SAPILLO CREEK, Lake Roberts is a man-made 75-acre lake offering some of the finest mountain fishing, boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts features boat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety of nature trails leading into the forest. The lake beckons fisherman, hikers and birders to experience the natural beauty of the area. Overlooking the west end of the lake stand the “Vista Ruins,” an authentic Mimbres Indian pit house site. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is a wintering spot for bald eagles. As many as ten species of hummingbirds may be observed in the summertime at feeding stations along NM Highway 35 and at nearby local inns. Late March to late May is the best time to fish for the lake’s 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout, but Lake Roberts also contains crappie, catfish and some bass.

SHAKESPEARE, THE 1880s GHOST TOWN JUST SOUTH OF LORDSBURG IS THE authentically preserved remains of a rough and tumble mining era on the Butterfield Trail. Justice was swift in the community of 3000 inhabitants, although questionably just. Privately owned, call ahead for tour dates and reenactments. (575) 542-9034 or visit www.shakespeareghostown.com. The railroad ghost town of Steins, west of Lordsburg, was home to about 3000 hearty residents servicing the old steam locomotives. Today, the ghost town offers a glimpse of the wooden structures, utensils and furniture of the period. Steins is located on Interstate 10 at the Arizona border and is usually open Friday through Monday. Call ahead at (575) 542-9791.

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HISTORY Historic Pinos Altos WITHOUT THE ASPHALT ON ITS MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN PINOS ALTOS LOOKS much like it might have appeared nearly 150 years ago, when it was inhabited by the likes of Judge Roy Bean. The town’s amenities, however, have greatly improved in the last century or so. They include a museum, an ice cream parlor, dining establishments and an authentic western bar. The Pinos Altos Opera House is home to Old West melodramas, and local musicians perform regularly at the Buckhorn Saloon. Gold was first discovered in the area by Spanish and Mexican miners. Anglos rediscovered the metal in 1859/60, and for a while the town was called Birchville after the first man to find “color.” Nearly abandoned due to constant fights with the Apaches, it was re-established in 1866 under its original Spanish name. Pinos Altos is located along the Continental Divide, six miles north of Silver City on NM Highway 15.

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RIVER Gila River THE 630-MILE GILA RIVER HAS ITS HEADWATERS IN THE SPECTACULAR wilderness areas above Silver City. The north, west and east forks of the Gila join together below the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument providing access to trout fishing, hiking, camping, hot springs and impressive vistas. The waters that exit the rugged wilderness canyons support numerous warm water species as well as the farmlands of the Cliff-Gila area and those of Redrock and Virden. Humans have depended on the river for centuries. The ancient Mogollon culture farmed the river valleys living in pithouses and later masonry structures, moving briefly into the more protected Cliff Dwellings just prior to disappearing altogether from the area. Later bands of nomadic Apaches roamed the area giving rise to the birth of Apache warrior Geronimo. A small monument has been erected in his recognition at the park service headquarters.

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MONUMENT Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS SCENIC Byway is the 533-acre Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Here you can see the homes and catch a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans who lived here between seven and eight hundred years ago. Along with the ancient ruins, the monument features a visitor center and museum. From Silver City there are two ways to travel to the monument. The first is to go north past Piños Altos on NM 15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers over twenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM 61/35. The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north from NM 152 off US 180 east of town. This route is 25 miles longer, but easier and takes the same amount of time – about two hours. Call ahead for hours and road conditions; (505)536-9461 or (505)536-9344.

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MONUMENT Geronimo Monument IN OCTOBER 2004 ABOUT 120 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE GILA CLIFF Dwellings National Monument Visitor Center to dedicate a monument to famous Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo, who was born in the area in 1829. The monument was a collaborative effort between the Forest Service, the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Committee, the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Geronimo’s own great grandson, Harlyn Geronimo and Harlyn’s wife Karen of Mescalero. Harlyn got the idea for the monument while visiting the area in the spring of 2004. Chief Geronimo had told biographers that he was born near the headwaters of the Gila River, which is the area where the National Monument stands today. Geronimo died in Oklahoma in 1909, after unsuccessfully pleading with federal authorities to be allowed to return to his homeland to die.

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QUICKFACTS New Mexico Facts Statehood: January 6, 1912 Capital: Santa Fe Flag: Red Zia on field of gold Ballad: Land of Enchantment Songs: Oh, Fair New Mexico and Asi Es Nuevo Mexico Motto: Crescit Eundo (It Grows As It Goes) Poem: A Nuevo Mexico Cookie: Biscochito Gem: Turquoise Bird: Roadrunner (Chaparral) Flower: Yucca Tree: Piñon Animal: Black Bear Fish: Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

Silver City and Grant County Profile POPULATION: (2004) est. City: 12,500 County: 30,000 HOUSING: (2004) est. TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS City: 4,700 (500 unoccupied) COUNTY: 14,000 GOVERNMENT: Firefighters: 23 full time City Police: 30 State Police: 12 (10 officers, 2 sergeants) County Sheriff: 32 Officers TAXES: Gross Receipts: 7.25% (2007) City: $3,009,860 City Retail: $214,463,457 Per Capita Income: $17,409 Property: 17,397 Mills (Residential) 15,680 Mills (Non-Residential)

Major Events Red Paint PowWow Chocolate Fantasia Tour of the Gila Silver City Blues Festival Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Fourth of July Celebration Weekend at the Galleries Lighted Christmas Parade

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Area Museums MUSEUMS: 3 Silver City Museum was founded in 1967. A restored Mansard/ Italianate home built by H.B. Ailman House with 20,000 objects relating to the peoples and history of southwest New Mexico. Admission is free. WNMU Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary November 6, 2004. Home of Pottery and Artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern Cultures. Available for viewing are historic photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas. Admission is free. Pinos Altos Historical Museum: Circa 1860’s-housed in a log cabin that once served as the 1st school house in Grant County. Houses a great collection of mining artifacts and historic memorabilia. Admission is free.

Parks & Monuments City of Rocks State Park Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument The Catwalk National Recreation Trail. (Glenwood)

Ghost Towns Mogollon: 75 miles NE US180 Shakespeare: 46 miles SE NM90 Steins: 63 miles SE NM90/I-10

Health Care MEDICAL Gila Regional Medical Center: 68 Beds, 43 Physicians Optometrists: 2 Dentists: 12 Clinics: 5 Chiropractors: 9 Fort Bayard Medical Center: Long term care facility with 4 Physicians offering services in Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies, Geriatric care and Chemical Dependency unit. Pharmacies: 4 Acupuncturists: 2

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of Mountain Trail the Spirits National Scenic Byway THIS 93-MILE LOOP IS FILLED WITH HISTORY AND SCENIC BEAUTY. TO GET started, just head north on Piños Altos Road from US 180 East in Silver City to the old gold-mining town of Piños Altos. From there, NM 15 will take you through the Gila National Forest to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Leaving the monument, the byway backtracks along NM 35 to Sapillo Creek and Lake Roberts. Continuing across Continental Divide, the road descends into the Mimbres River Valley. The historic church at San Lorenzo was built in the 1800’s. Continuing west on NM 152, you will come to the mine overlook near Santa Rita, where you can view one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines. Rejoining US 180, you can turn north at Santa Clara to visit historic Fort Bayard, or continue on a short distance back to Silver City.

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SILVER CITY HISTORIC BUSINESS DISTRICT H. B. Ailman House built in 1881 houses the Silver City Museum. Bell Block constructed in 1897 and 1906 originally housed a saloon where straight drinks were sold for 12.5 cents Meredith & Ailman Bank built in 1882 was renamed the Palace Hotel in 1900. Silver City National Bank built in 1923, presently used as City Hall. O.S. Warren house built in 1885, is the only building on Main Street to survive the floods at the turn of the century. Mrs. O.S. Warren building built in 1900 was the former Colby’s Sporting Goods. El Sol Theatre building was built in 1934 to show Spanishlanguage films. W. H. White house built in 1901 was built of brick in the Hipped Box style for one of Silver City’s first dentists. Dr. W. H. White dental office built in 1887. Isaac N. Cohen house built in 1882 has the only remaining example of double-hung pocket shutters. Big Ditch Park was Silver City’s Main Street before the turn of the century floods transformed it into an arroyo. Bennett Block on W. Yankie built in 1882 of adobe construction with brick facades. Max Schutz sample room on N. Texas was built to provide a meeting room for traveling salesmen. Goodell’s Feed Store on Yankie was built in 1905 and 1911 and remained a farmer’s supply outlet until the late 1970s. Victorian Homes, this architectural era spans the period of roughly 1825-1900. There are 31 homes still existing in the Silver City area.

Walking Tours (3) offered by the Silver City Museum: Gospel Hill, La Capilla and Business District. Billy the Kid Cabin is located near the origin of his real home, this 1800’s style cabin was donated by Ron Howard’s movie The Missing. La Capilla Chapel Replica, built on a hill on the south side of Silver City. The chapel was a local landmark and was utilized in pilgrimages and festivals for Our Lady of Guadalupe. PINOS ALTOS Fort Cobre Replica is 3/4 scale replica of the Santa Rita Del Cobre Fort (circa 1804) which originally was located at the Santa Rita open pit copper mine east of Silver City. Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House, circa 1860’s This fine restaurant and saloon is authentically decorated with 1800’s memorabilia and photographs. Hearst Church. (circa 1898) built by the Hearst newspaper family and is the current home to the Grant County Art Guild. The gold used in decorating the Hearst Castle in California came from the Hearst Mine in Pinos Altos. FORT BAYARD Buffalo Soldiers: In 1866 Congress authorized the organization of four black regiments to help the “pacification” of the West. The Indians christened these men with their short curly hair the Buffalo Soldiers, a name which the Tenth Calvary proudly bore on its military crest. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark/ National Cemetery. Established as a territorial post dating back to 1863, the fort has served as a military center of operations, army and VA hospital and continues today as a State Medical Center

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Eva’s Hairstyles Your Family Hair Care Center Owner: Eva Bustillos photo by Debra Sutton

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Experience elegance and sophistication with our professional, progressive stylists. Full Service Hair Salon - Pedicure Spa Chairs - Smoothie & Latte Bar - Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - Pureology Hair Care

575.388.2741

313 1⁄2 East 13th St., Silver City, NM

ATTRACTIONS Area Lucy’s Techniques

Mirror Mirage

Color, Highlights, Nails, Nail Art, Pedicures, Waxing, Piercing & Perms. Lucy, Gina and Genevieve

Family Oriented Full Service Salon Perms, Cuts, Colors, Nails, Wax, Manicures & Pedicures. Charlotte Benavidez, Owner Fernando Castillo, Stylist

575.538.3436

575.388.5188

3030 Pinos Altos Rd. • Silver City, NM

857 Silver Heights Blvd. Silver City, NM

Shear Reflections

Datura Theraputic Day Spa

Specializing in cuts, perms, color, nails, manicure and pedicure. Merle Norman cosmetics, hair and beauty supplies.

575.538.5860

1874 Hwy. 180 E., Silver City, NM

VIP Hair Salon NOW OPEN Color - Highlights - Precision Haircuts Waxing - Extensions - Perms - & More By Appointment & Walk-ins Welcome Brandy Grado, Owner / Stylist

575.388.2393 1609 N. Gold St. - Suite B • Silver City

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Facials, reflexology, spa manicures & pedicures, body treatments bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals

Attractions SILVER CITY BORDERS THE 3.3 MILLION ACRE GILA NATIONAL FOREST AND serves as the hub for a diverse and exciting array of area attractions. Driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway is an excellent introduction to the culture and rugged terrain of the region. The loop includes the old west gold mining village of Pinos Altos, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Lake Roberts, Bear Canyon Lake, San Lorenzo Mission (in the lush Mimbres Valley), the Santa Rita open pit copper mine, and the Ft. Bayard National Landmark. Highway 180 West through Cliff and Glenwood offers Bill Evans Lake, the Catwalk National Recreation Trail, and the scenic gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. Highway 180 East accesses the City of Rocks State Park, which was recently developed as a night skies camping site for stargazing. Hot mineral baths are available near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and City of Rocks State Park.

575.534.0033

352 W. 12th Street, Silver City, NM

Artistic Impressions Full Service Salon - Manicures - Pedicures Sculptured Nails - Precision Cuts Permanent Makeup - Body Piercing, Tanning - Airbrush Tattoos - Hair Extensions

575.388.9770 1814 North Silver Street Haymes Mission Plaza • Silver City, NM

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HISTORY Area History THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO SPANS THE ERAS FROM prehistoric times through Spanish, Mexican and Anglo activities to the harnessing of modern mining, ranching and building technologies. The region’s Mogollon cultures left behind a wealth of intriguing artifacts and endless questions as to the survival and disappearance of these hearty beings as presented in area museums. Agriculture has played a significant role in sustaining the area’s economy, but mining has no doubt had the greatest impact on local livelihoods. Mining operations began in the early 1800s and continue over 200 years later. Recovery has evolved from the hand picking of native copper to the solvent extraction and electrolytic processing of low-grade ores. The Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway spans the eras from historic Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, farmlands of the Mimbres Valley, historic and modern mining and an outpost of the Buffalo Soldiers.

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NATURAL Hot Springs of the Gila THESE DAYS, IT SEEMS THAT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE HAS BECOME AWARE OF of the therapeutic benefits that mineral-rich hot springs have on tired muscles and achy joints. In our nearby Gila National Forest, the river’s edge is dotted with naturally occurring volcanic hot springs that are open and free to the public – or at least those willing to do a little work to get there. Some of the better known include the Turkey Creek, Middle Fork, Upper Middle Fork, Jordon and San Francisco Hot Springs. Water temperatures range from 112 to 130 degrees (F). Some are just an easy out-and-back day hike from a trailhead or visitors center; others are more difficult to reach and require overnight trips. For more information contact the USDA Forest Service in Silver City. Non-hikers and those just wanting to relax can visit the nearby Gila Hot Springs Vacation Center, a privately-owned, full service fee facility.

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25th Annual Ice Cream Social and Tractor Show. 11am-4pm Ice cream, floats, cold drinks, musical entertainment, children’s games, cakewalk, vintage tractor show. Free; refreshments and game tickets sold. Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 info@silvercitymuseum.org 4-5 4th of July Festivities. Gough Park. Cowboy breakfast, parade, music, food, arts & crafts booths, games, pie-eating contests and fireworks. 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org 18-20 4th SASS New Mexico State Championship Shootout. "SW Border Dispute", vendor booths offering a variety of "old west"" products, period clothing‚ leather‚ jewelry‚ arts‚ etc. MM10 on Rte 35 off Rte 152, Mimbres. 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org 25 An Enchanting Evening with New Mexico's Most Enchanting Cowboy Tickets $15 include BBQ dinner and an hour show with Mike Moutoux. Ice Cream Parlor in Pinos Altos. 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org Live Capone-E (Rap Concert) 6:30 pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater 575-538-3785. www.silvercity.org 26-27 St. Vincent de Pauls 18th Ann. Fiesta & Bike Run . Sat. 10am-8pm Sun 9am-5pm. Gough Park. Booths, games,entertainment & food. Battle of the Bands 80’s Rock. 575-538-9373 TBD Annual Backyard Hummingbird Festival. Learn more about hummingbirds as ornithologists band and study them near Lake Roberts. 1-888-4266, HBNM@gilanet.com

18-21 4th Annual Gila River Festival Intensive workshops‚ a keynote speaker‚ lectures‚ hikes‚ and performances, www.gilaconservation.org. 26-28 23rd Annual Grant County Art Guild Purchase Prize Award Exhibit Pinos Altos Church Gallery 575-538-8216 27 Tapestry of Talent fashion show 1pm Bayard Community Center. Tickets go on sale August 1st at The Common Thread, 107 W. Broadway, 575-538-5733.

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Silco Theater Chairity Auction. 7 pm Silco Theater. 575-534-9005. silcotheater.com 15-17 17th Annual Run to Copper Country Car Show. Vintage vehicles of all kinds. Gough Park, Silver City. george@zianet.com. www.coppercountrycruizers.com, 30-Sep 1 25th Annual Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Show museum quality mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems as well as "rough" stones. Silver City Recreation Center. Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society at 16 McKinley Street, Silver City, NM 88061. show08@stockmanfamily.net 30-Sep 1 San Vicente Artists Art Fair. Fine Artists & Crafters, Artists in Action, Tempting Foods. San Vicente Artists of Silver City. 575-534-4269 artfair@silvercityartists.org

September 13-14 Pickamania! Celebrating folk, bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions. 575-538-2505 www.mimbresarts.org

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23rd Annual Grant County Art Guild Purchase Prize Award Exhibit Pinos Altos Church Gallery 575-538-8216 4 Taste of Downtown Silver City. 10 am-4 pm Historic Downtown Silver City. 575-534-1700. silvercitymainstreet.com 10-13 Weekend at the Galleries. Downtown Silver City. 575-5382505. www.mimbresarts.org TBD 8th Annual Pinos Altos October Fiesta. Featuring Fine Food, Live Music, Crafters, Raffles, & Fun Activities for Children. 575-5340406. info@pinosaltoscabins

September 13-14, 2008

Premier Sponsor: 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City. Chatham County Line

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Dias de los Muertos. Downtown Silver City. 575-538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org 29 18th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. 7 pm Historic Downtown Silver City 575-534-1700. silvercitymainstreet.com

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Black Tie Ball. 7-11pm Buffalo Bar. Tickets $25. 575-538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org 24th Annual Victorian Christmas Evening. 5-9pm An old-fashioned holiday celebration with musical entertainment, costumed characters, children’s stories, plum pudding, hot mulled cider, and other delights of the season. $3 donation Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 info@silvercitymuseum.org

Ongoing Events Farmer's Market 8:30 am - noon, Saturdays through October. Main Street Plaza, Enter at 7th/Bullard. 575-534-1704 Mercado del Sol-Crafts Market 9 am-2 pm Saturdays thru December. Bullard/Kelly. San Vicente Art Walk- Self Guided Tours visit the galleries and studios in the area. 575-388-4854. sva@gilanet.com. Mining District Historical Mine Tours Second Tuesday of every month. The tour goes from Bayard to Santa Rita with five stops in between where the guide will give a bit of history and interesting happenings in the local underground mines at each stop. $5.00 Bayard City Hall. 575-537-3327.

“1st annual celebration of Folk, Bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions in beautiful southwest New Mexico.” Red Molly

12th Annual

Weekend at the Galleries October 10-13, 2008 (Columbus Day Weekend)

Premier Sponsor: 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City.

“Artwalk, dance, wine tasting, phantom studio, art auction, film festival and more!" Mon., Wed.-Sat. 9:00am to 5:30pm Sun. 10:00am to 4:00pm 2115 Pinos Altos Road Silver City, NM 88061

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