The Golden Spur Saloon
U.S. Highway 60, Magdalena, New Mexico
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The Artwork on Our Pages
We've been putting artwork by
southwestern painters at
the top of each
page since we
started the website.
We chose Peter Hurd (1904-1984)
from the southeast
corner of the state to
dress up our site
He was born
in Roswell, NM and his
centered around the people and
of San Patricio, NM, where he lived
since the 1930's.
He originally attended New Mexico
and was halfway through
before he realized he
loved painting more,
a career of it.
Short segments (2-5 minute) of the PBS television documentary "WAY OUT THERE" -
an award-winning program about Magdalena and this general part of
first broadcast in '85 by KNME, Albuquerque, are now on the site
scattered through the various pages.
The first one - titled "Early Magdalena" - is below.
It's a brief overview of the geologic, historical, and legendary background
of west-central New Mexico, and "Cow Town Magdalena" in particular.
No Life for a Lady
by Agnes Morley Cleaveland
Published in 1941
"There is a legend that Lady Magdalena Mountain was a sanctuary
respected by the Indians, where fugitives, whether deservedly
found refuge from pursuing enemies.
The legend did not
hold after the paleface came
shooting his way into the land. Many a pursued man
fell before his nemesis in the streets of Magdalena."
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