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Portion (of the ruin) of Post Hospital Building showing (original) adobe construction at Fort Union. April 15, 1956.

Las Vegas, New Mexico is a beautiful little town tucked up agains the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It's eastern view is across hundreds of miles of the high plains. To the west, the Sangre's protect it from the harsh desert airs of Arizona. Natural springs and running water have helped the town maintain it's green trees through out the year, and provide cooling comfort on the hottest days.

Fort Union just outside of Las Vegas, was a welcome sight for the travelors on the Santa Fe Trail after nearly 560 miles (900 k), Fort Union was evidence that their journey was nearing an end.

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  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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