Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tucumcari's Railroad Tunnel

 
(Sixgun Siding) There aren't many tunnels on the Southern Plains, but Tucumcari has one, just east of town. It was built to give the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad a way out of town, once Interstate Forty was built over its right of way. You can argue that it's an underpass, but the length of the thing, going under the road at an oblique angle, makes it more like a tunnel than not. Legend has it that the Rock Island went belly-up the day after the tunnel was opened and only one train ever officially used it.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Docents bring Belen’s Harvey House to life

Belen Harvey House Museum
(Albuquerque Journal) If you enjoy local history and you’re looking for something worthwhile to do in your spare time, the Belen Harvey House Museum might just be the place for you.
The local museum is in need of volunteers, especially docents – people to share the story and history of the Hub City, the Harvey House and the railroad.
Frances Zeller, the museum coordinator, and Julie Sanchez, the city’s library and museum director, said because so many more people are visiting the museum, the need for docents is increasing. Continued