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The 1967 killing of Bud Rice – Budville, New Mexico

Crime along Route 66 back in the day was actually pretty rare. It wasn't because times were better then than now or people themselves were better and had more regard for their fellow human beings; at least to some degree it was because in most towns along the Mother Road, the only way into and out of town was Route 66. With no other way to get out…
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History of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Ballooning in New Mexico began more than a century ago in Albuquerque, when "Professor" P.A. Van Tassell, a local bartender, piloted a "gas bag" from the center of town up to nearly 14, 000 feet and landed, intact, a few miles away at the west end of the city. Still, ballooning remained an obscure sport for many years. Now, for nine days in…
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