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Albuquerque's First Telephones: Although the first phones in New Mexico were in Las Vegas, NM in 1879; it was in 1882 the first telephones were brought to Albuquerque by Miguel Otero Sr. Otero grew his business the next year to 34 subscribers, but by 1884, he closed up shop, The Colorado Telephone Company bought Otero’s holdings and successfully grew the operation.

Albuquerque's First Telephones: Although the first phones in New Mexico were in Las Vegas, NM in 1879; it was in 1882 the first telephones were brought to Albuquerque by Miguel Otero Sr. Otero grew his business the next year to 34 subscribers, but by 1884, he closed up shop, The Colorado Telephone Company bought Otero’s holdings and successfully grew the operation.

Susan McSween was the wife of Alexander McSween during the Lincoln County War.  After her husband Alexander McSween was killed while fleeing his burning home during the five day battle,  Susan later remarried and later got divorced. After being successful in the cattle business she eventually settled down and spent her final days in White Oaks where she died on January 3, 1931.

Susan McSween was the wife of Alexander McSween during the Lincoln County War. After her husband Alexander McSween was killed while fleeing his burning home during the five day battle, Susan later remarried and later got divorced. After being successful in the cattle business she eventually settled down and spent her final days in White Oaks where she died on January 3, 1931.

The oldest and only acequia system besides Colorado in the country- http://newmexicophotojournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/P1010714_acequia.jpg-Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

The oldest and only acequia system besides Colorado in the country- http://newmexicophotojournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/P1010714_acequia.jpg-Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

A Forgotten Kingdom: The Spanish Frontier in Colorado and New Mexico, 1540-1821 (full text pdf file) Takes a while to load.

A Forgotten Kingdom: The Spanish Frontier in Colorado and New Mexico, 1540-1821 (full text pdf file) Takes a while to load.

GEORGE W. TITSWORTH — What a resourceful lawman. This officer from Trinidad, Colorado, recovered a torn envelope, pasted the pieces together and used that information to track the Black Jack Ketchum Gang to Cimarron, New Mexico. – True West Archives –

GEORGE W. TITSWORTH — What a resourceful lawman. This officer from Trinidad, Colorado, recovered a torn envelope, pasted the pieces together and used that information to track the Black Jack Ketchum Gang to Cimarron, New Mexico. – True West Archives –

Area History - Near North Valley;  Monkbridge Manor, 3801 North  Fourth Street , ca. 1925.  Photo courtesy of the Photo archives of the Albuquerque Museum.

Area History - Near North Valley; Monkbridge Manor, 3801 North Fourth Street , ca. 1925. Photo courtesy of the Photo archives of the Albuquerque Museum.

Roy baseball team in front of the Roy Hotel, Roy, New Mexico, ca. 1900-1920. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives HP.2012.20.14.

Roy baseball team in front of the Roy Hotel, Roy, New Mexico, ca. 1900-1920. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives HP.2012.20.14.

Albuquerque's First Movie Palace: The Sunshine Theatre, located at 120 Central Avenue SW, opened with much fanfare on May 1, 1924.  Its first movie was "Scaramouche" starring Ramon Navarro.  This showing included a special orchestra to accompany the film.

Albuquerque's First Movie Palace: The Sunshine Theatre, located at 120 Central Avenue SW, opened with much fanfare on May 1, 1924. Its first movie was "Scaramouche" starring Ramon Navarro. This showing included a special orchestra to accompany the film.

Lordsburg NM Railroad Ave in 1926 Many Old Cars L.L. Cook Co postcard

Lordsburg NM Railroad Ave in 1926 Many Old Cars L.L. Cook Co postcard

Photos: Billy the Kid's hideout in frozen-in-time town Looking for a place to hide out in New Mexico? This artistically updated $545,000 home in the preserved Old West town of Lincoln, New Mexico, is the perfect escape.

10 spectacular bathroom innovations

Photos: Billy the Kid's hideout in frozen-in-time town Looking for a place to hide out in New Mexico? This artistically updated $545,000 home in the preserved Old West town of Lincoln, New Mexico, is the perfect escape.

atchison topeka and santa fe railway - Google Search

atchison topeka and santa fe railway - Google Search

blackdom new mexico - church

blackdom new mexico - church

Newkirk, New Mexico For Newkirk, a ranching and railroad town-turned-service center, the bypass of Route 66 proved to be the town's obituary. In the 1930s, it had flourished with four service stations, restaurants, De Baca's Trading Post, and a few cabins.

8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns

Newkirk, New Mexico For Newkirk, a ranching and railroad town-turned-service center, the bypass of Route 66 proved to be the town's obituary. In the 1930s, it had flourished with four service stations, restaurants, De Baca's Trading Post, and a few cabins.

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, negative number 42667, Band concert under portal, 1915? Photo by Jesse Nusbaum

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, negative number 42667, Band concert under portal, 1915? Photo by Jesse Nusbaum

Crossley Standard Oil

Crossley Standard Oil