08 Mar
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La Capilla de San Antonio, Chacon, NM

La Capilla de San Antonio Chacon, New Mexico Chacon, a Hispanic village in the Mora Valley, was settled 1894 during in the waning years of the Spanish Colonial period. The Mora Land Grant facilitated by Governor Albino Perez in 1835 opened the valley to settlement and 76 inhabitants became the nucleus for the farming communities […]

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San Rafael Church, La Cueva, New Mexico
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San Rafael Church, La Cueva, NM

San Rafael Church La Cueva, New Mexico Located near the Salmon Raspberry Ranch in Mora valley, San Rafael, a beautiful gothic style adobe church, was built from 1862 – 1870 by Vicente Romero on his property. The church was designed by the local French priest, Jean Guerin, who introduced Gothic-type windows, doors and high ceilings. […]

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Eagel Cliff Mine California
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Eagle Cliff Mine, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Eagle Cliff Mine Joshua Tree National Park, California Eagle Cliff Mine was founded in 1895 and is one of the oldest mines in Joshua Tree National Park. Due to its remote location, burrows were used to pack out the ore. Eagle Cliff was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The cabin […]

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Cow Creek Perimeter, Death Valley National Park, CA

Cow Creek Perimeter Death Valley National Park, California ​Cow Creek perimeter wall encloses maintenance facilities at Death Valley National Park. Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the wall between 1940-1942. Cornerstones partners with the park to host trainings for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and other volunteers. The training focuses on reconstruction, restoration, and repair of the […]

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La Sala de San Jose, Galisteo, NM

La Sala De San Jose Galisteo, New Mexico La Sala de San José is located in Galisteo, New Mexico within the Galisteo Basin. The town of Galisteo was established in 1816, but La Sala was built sometime between 1898 and 1920.  It was used as a place of worship and for communal activities such as […]

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The historic Amador Hotel is a special landmark for the city of Las Cruces. Don Martin Amador built a one-story adobe for his family in 1866. Twelve years later the building was converted into the Amador Rooming House, and served as a haven for teamsters and passengers traveling the freight lines between Chihuahua, Mexico and Santa Fe. Cornerstones is currently conducting a conditions assessment and preservation plan for the Amador Museum Foundation, which seeks to adapt the adobe hostelry to use as a city museum.
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Amador Hotel, Las Cruces, NM

Amador Hotel Las Cruces, New Mexico The historic Amador Hotel is a special landmark for the city of Las Cruces. Don Martin Amador built a one-story adobe for his family in 1866. Twelve years later the building was converted into the Amador Rooming House, and served as a haven for teamsters and passengers traveling the […]

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San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe, NM

San Miguel Chapel Santa Fe, New Mexico San Miguel Chapel is sometimes referred to as the oldest continuously used church in the United States, a fact sometimes in dispute. What is not in dispute is that sometime between 1610 when the Spanish founded Santa Fe and 1628 when the first reference to Hermita de San […]

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