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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Indian Wells, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM, January 20, 2009
Indian Wells, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM, January 20, 2009

Indian Wells

These holes were the mortar half of a stone mortar and pestle used by early peoples to grind wild seeds and beans.

Night camp

Site 7 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Hobnobbing with Brigham Young

The day following my arrival in the flourishing City of the Saints, as they called it then and still call it, I very unexpectedly met and formed the acquaintance of Brigham Young. I was riding along at the head of my flock of sheep when a stoutly built, florid faced genteel-looking man, whose hair was just turning gray, walked down to the street from one of the most pretentious residences in the place and inquired whose sheep I had charge of.

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