So this is the Geronimo Springs Museum, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. On our way to the guest ranch, I thought it would be better to halt our stay at T or C, because of fatigue, and I didn't want to drive 4 hours to the ranch on the day we landed. It turns out to be a good decision except, I didn't know what to do in this small town. This is where being a Facebook stalker comes in handy. I was constantly looking at and commenting on Geronimo Trails Guest Ranch's FB page and one of my comments was that I was in T or C, just a day away. They commented that I needed to visit this museum.
The photos below are going to be an old telephone. OK, this is before my time but I have seen the use in movies and such. I remember the scene in Downton Abbey using a similar telephone. Very funny.
This would not be a wild west story if there weren't revolvers involved so, I thought I would take a picture of these also.
Next set of pictures are saddles with the some fabulous leather tooling. It's so pretty. I think so.
Aren't they neat? OK. Last but not the least, I got a picture of 2 more saddles. I'm amazed at the work in these. They just don't make them like these anymore.
Are we tired of saddles yet? The main reason the ranch sent me to this museum was actually to appreciate the pottery of the Mimbres people. The pottery is a 1000 years old and I find it absolutely fascinating. The art work on some of these is great. In a later blog, when I get time (ha ha) I'll have a day that we went hiking up an archeologic site looking for broken Mimbre pottery pieces and then you can connect the dots, but for now, here's the pottery.
I'll end with a picture of a windmill and one of dried red chili peppers. I don't know why, but it seems like the New Mexico thing to have them.
There were stories of the Apache kid and of course, Geronimo. The ladies who worked at the museum had written a book about the area and things to see there. It was all interesting, but my attention span only lasts so long, so I guess somewhere I stopped taking pictures. I do believe this will give you a good idea about the museum. I must make a disclaimer here. As you can see with these pictures - it is a small town museum. So, don't expect a big city Smithsonian type deal. It is definitely a fun, eclectic little place to visit at T or C, NM. Was a perfect way to spend the morning before our drive into Winston headed to the guest ranch. More to come.
Thank you for reading and following me. I apologize that I've been MIA, but it seems like that is my life. I was going through the pictures in my camera and I'm behind by a few years. *sigh* The way I see it; This is a start.
Best to you all,