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Fort Selden Historic Site

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The Sentinel stands with a reproduction wagon at Fort Selden Historic Site.The remnants of baking bread in the horno at Las Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort Selden in 2019. Photo by Stan Ford.Las Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort Selden in 2019. Photo by Stan Ford.Las Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort Selden in 2019. Photo by Stan Ford.A prickly pear plant at Fort Selden.Ruins of the Non-Commissioned Officers Quarters at Fort Selden.Luminarias on display at Las Noches de Las Luminarias in 2018.A historic chuckwagon on display at Fort Selden Historic Site.Cane Cholla and the Century Plant, at the front entrance to the Fort Selden Visitor Center. The Century Plant bloomed Summer 2019.The Sentinel, by artist Sonny Rivera, stands as a commemoration to the Buffalo Soldiers that served at Fort Selden and across New Mexico and the American West.The Sentinel, by artist Sonny Rivera, stands as a commemoration to the Buffalo Soldiers that served at Fort Selden and across New Mexico and the American West.A prickly pear plant at Fort Selden.Aerial image of Fort Selden Historic Site. Photo by Robert Paquette.Aerial image of Fort Selden Historic Site. Photo by Robert Paquette.Aerial image of Fort Selden Historic Site. Photo by Robert Paquette.A caretta (wagon) on display at Fort Selden Historic Site. Las Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort Selden in 2017.Las Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort Selden in 2017.The ruins of the Administration Buildings of Fort Selden.Snow dusts Fort Selden's post road, what was once El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.Stew and coffee are prepared in Fort Selden's horno during 2019's Spring Fling.A volunteer interacts with guests during Fort Selden Fort Days.A layer of fog blankets Fort Selden Historic Site.A cactus in bloom at Fort Selden Historic Site.Carolers sing at Fort Selden during 2019's Las Noches de Las Luminarias.One of Fort Selden's reproduction wagons without is covering.A volunteer from the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum provides a demonstration at Fort Selden's Spring Fling in 2019.The Robledo Mountains to the southwest of Fort Selden Historic Site.Bob Distlehorst portrays telegraph operator Oscar Sprague during Voices of the Past in 2019.An aerial view from 2019's Las Noches de Las Luminarias. Photo by Robert Paquette.Fort Selden after a rainstorm. Photo by Robert Paquette.The front entrance to Fort Selden after a rainstorm. Photograph by Robert Paquette.One of the historic chuckwagons at Fort Selden, displayed for Voices of the Past in 2019.John Smith portrays Fort Selden Post Surgeon Charles Sewell at Voices of the Past in 2019.Ranger Nathan Stone provides a bluesuit demonstration to a group of school children on the uniform of a soldier stationed at Fort Selden.Playing with toys typical of the frontier during one of  Fort Selden Historic Site's Summer Kid Camps.Courtland Tyler portrays Buffalo Soldier Corporal Richard Anderson at Voices of the Past 2019.Neil Fuller portrays a trader at Voices of the Past 2018.Meghan Berver and Sydney Polk portray a curandera and her patient during Voices of the Past 2018.Luminarias are featured every December at Fort Selden Historic Site's annual Las Noches de Las Luminarias.Part of the exhibit inside the museum at Fort Selden Historic Site.The Deming Fusilliers perform during a special event at Fort Selden Historic Site.El Paso Boy Scouts pose for a photo after volunteering at Fort Selden helping with adobe preservation.Rosalia de Aragon portrays La Llorona during her Chautauqua performance of La Llorona: The Wailing Woman.A light snow dusts the walkway to the Fort Selden Museum.Fort Selden's working horno on display preparing to bake fresh bread.Sarah Addison portrays Mrs. Mary Chapman at Voices of the Past 2019.Jim Frederick with the NM Gold Prospectors showcases gems and minerals of southern New Mexico during a special event at Fort Selden.Cane Cholla (cylindropuntia imbricata) is recognizable throughout the southwest United States for its shrubby-shape and silhouette. It is similar in appearance to buckhorn and staghorn chollas. The limbs of the dead plant can be used to make walking sticks and other items.Adobe making during a summer day camp at Fort Selden Historic Site.Van Ann Moore portrays Dona Tules during her Chautauqua performance of Amazing Women of the Wild West. One of the historic chuckwagons at Fort Selden Historic SiteA scene from Los Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort SeldenA soldier campfire at the annual Los Noches de Las LuminariasDr. Rick Hendricks portrays Adolph Lea at Voices of the Past 2019The ruins of the hospital buildings of Fort SeldenThe Post Hospital ruins of Fort Selden taken from the Parade Ground.A historic image of Fort Selden taken from the Parade Ground of the Administration portion of the Fort. Note the section of stone walls where the jail was located. Negative # 055040 A historic image of Fort Selden. Negative # 001742Snow blankets the Fort Selden ruins.Men of Troop G, 8th Cavalry patrol Box Canyon, near Fort Selden. This unit was stationed at Fort Selden from 1871-1873. Negative # 155008 (U.S. Army Signal Corps)An aeriel shot of the Fort Selden ruins likely circa 1970s.A historic image of Fort Selden from the Post Road (also known as El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro).A historic image of Fort Selden from the Post Road (also known as El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro). Note, the line of trees planted along the fort's walls. Negative # 055045. Historic photograph of Fort Selden when the post was active. Image taken on Parade Ground with Enlisted Soldier Barracks, Post Hospital, and Robledo Mountains in the background. Negative # 014523.

Fort Selden Historic Site

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1280 Fort Selden Road                                    Radium Springs, NM 88054
575-526-8911                                                      Regional Office: 575-202-1638
leslie.bergloff@state.nm.us