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IN THE PRESS: History, music and more found in New Mexico trek

“Ruidoso is best known for Ski Apache and the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, and visitors are well-served by both. But my family visited the village and its surrounding countryside during a stretch of less-busy summer weekdays, indulging our interests in history, Southwestern cuisine, fine art, live music, shopping and of course beautiful mountain scenery.” - THE OKLAHOMAN 

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Lincoln State Historic Site

Lincoln, the most widely visited historic site in New Mexico, is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870s and 1880s. The historic site includes 17 structures and outbuildings, four of which are open year round and two more seasonally as museums.

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Smokey Bear Historical Park

In 1950, Smokey was an orphaned little bear cub with burned paws, found in the aftermath of the Capitan Gap wildfire. Smokey Bear rose to fame as an icon for forest fire prevention and he lived in Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo for 26 years.  When he passed away, the famous black bear was laid to rest in his hometown of Capitan, NM.  

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