Lincoln, New Mexico is a step back in time … way back in time. Boasting memories of many of the good ole ‘Out West’ legends, many buildings and historic sites still remain in this old town. I haven’t been here yet, this is one that’s on my list of places to visit. Enjoy a trip back to history today.
“This most widely visited state monument in New Mexico is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870’s and 1880’s. Through a gift from the Hubbard Family Trust, the historic site now includes 17 structures and outbuildings, 4 of which are open year round and 2 more seasonally as museums.” (http://nmhistoricsites.org/lincoln)
“The main visitor’s center is located near the east end of town on the north side of the highway exhibits the role in Lincoln’s history of Apaches, Hispanics, Anglo cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers, and details the Lincoln County War. A brief video further presents Lincoln’s history in an old-fashioned theater.
Lincoln’s highlight is the old Lincoln County Courthouse on the west end of Main Street, which highlights Billy the Kid’s escapades and his escape from the courthouse, complete with a famous bullet hole made during his flight.
Other buildings which can be toured include the Montaño Store, the 1887 La Iglesia de San Juan-Bautista Mission, which still provides services for parishioners; Tunstall Museum and post office, which contains displays of original 19th-century merchandise in the original shelving and cases.”
Lincoln County Historical Society: