Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
History comes alive during tours of Shakespeare Ghost town today
The West's most authentic Ghost Town, Shakespeare, will give visitors a peek into the past with living history tours, performances and reenactments today at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Walk the streets trod by Billy The Kid, John Ringo, The Clantons and others and hear stories of the Old West as it really was. Shakespeare has a long and interesting history in the building of the Southwest. Shakespeare has also been known as Mexican Springs and Ralston City. Walk a portion of the Butterfield Trail, and see other points of interest during a public tour today. Shakespeare's public tours are limited to specific days each month and private tours and are no longer provided under any circumstances, and un-escorted walk-thru tours are not permitted due to liability and safety concerns. Demonstrations include shootings, and reenactments by characters in period costume. Reservations or pre-purchased tickets are not required for admission to Shakespeare. Just arrive at the gate and you'll be able to have an escorted tour. Shakespeare is completely uncommercialized. On a hot summer day, guests are offered a drink of cold well water and a comfortable chair in the shade. People who bring their own lunches may eat in the Grant House Dining room where there are tables and benches. ..more