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.
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 –
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.
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.
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.