Las Cruces Blog

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dust Bowl

The dust in the last few days has been bothersome, but for a real dust storm, consider this photo of New Mexico in 1935 -- during the "Dust Bowl."

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.



Friday, April 13, 2007

Wind = Dust

Strong winds today, from the West.

This is what the Organs looked like this afternoon with the dust in the air.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pat Garrett Marker

The city of Las Cruces is considering the approval of a 1,703.9 acre subdivision on the East Mesa south of Hwy 70 called "The Vistas at Presidio II."

Unknown to virtually everyone in Las Cruces, this block contains a marker built by Jarvis Garrett to memorialize the spot where his Dad was shot. Jarvis Garrett is the youngest son of Pat Garrett. is the lawman who is most famous for having shot .

A local organization called has been formed "to ensure that the site where the death occurred is set aside for a memorial to Pat, and that the marker set up by Jarvis is retained and protected." Their web site is:

Here's what the marker looks like:

Pat Garrett was shot February 28, 1908. You can see "Feb 1908" carved in the marker in this closeup:

Photos courtesy of Friends of Pat Garrett.

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