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Watrous House, Watrous vicinity (Mora County, New Mexico) is a historic district in New Mexico designated in 1963.  Here, at the settlement of La Junta de los Rios Mara y Sapello, the Mountain & Cimarron cutoff routes of the Santa Fe Trail joined.  Wagon trains organized here before entering hostile Indian territory.

Watrous House, Watrous vicinity (Mora County, New Mexico) is a historic district in New Mexico designated in 1963. Here, at the settlement of La Junta de los Rios Mara y Sapello, the Mountain & Cimarron cutoff routes of the Santa Fe Trail joined. Wagon trains organized here before entering hostile Indian territory.

#conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover, March 15th, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico

#conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover, March 15th, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico by kevinrussmobile.  Early American settlers mistook the ruins as Aztec.  They actually were constructed by the Anasazi in the 11th to 13th centuries.  The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico by kevinrussmobile. Early American settlers mistook the ruins as Aztec. They actually were constructed by the Anasazi in the 11th to 13th centuries. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

˚Mormon Battalion Statue Emigration Canyon - Salt Lake County, Utah

˚Mormon Battalion Statue Emigration Canyon - Salt Lake County, Utah

Bust of Laura Ingalls Wilder by sculptor William J. Williams ~ Mansfield, Missouri, 2004 by MRHSfan, via Flickr

Bust of Laura Ingalls Wilder by sculptor William J. Williams ~ Mansfield, Missouri, 2004 by MRHSfan, via Flickr

This picture is amazing. I love the house and them being outside. For SO SO many the "American Dream" was to own land...to have a home that truly belonged to them. For us today, this house looks humble and run down...for THEM...it was a dream fulfilled...and was a mansion.

This picture is amazing. I love the house and them being outside. For SO SO many the "American Dream" was to own land...to have a home that truly belonged to them. For us today, this house looks humble and run down...for THEM...it was a dream fulfilled...and was a mansion.

A family sits around a table on which is a wooden box with a key lock and a hinged lid, possibly with a mirror inside the lid. (a jewelry box? a music box?) The children have a doll and a doll bed. Behind them is a frame house with double doors off the inside corner of the open porch (c. 1872).

A family sits around a table on which is a wooden box with a key lock and a hinged lid, possibly with a mirror inside the lid. (a jewelry box? a music box?) The children have a doll and a doll bed. Behind them is a frame house with double doors off the inside corner of the open porch (c. 1872).

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