Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weekly Volcano #20: Sierra Blanca, New Mexico

We stretch our definition a bit to get this one in.  Sierra Blanca is a prominent peak within the Mescalero Apache Reservation.  On the opposite side is a ski resort owned by the Mescalero.

They were able to prevent the Spanish from successfully settling this part of New Mexico, and eventually were able to recover this land from the US Government.

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