Sunday, 20 March 2011

Old Mesilla

Old Mesilla is only about a mile from where we were staying so on Saturday we strolled down to take a look around.

It’s a very historic place on 16 November 1854 a detachment from Fort Fillmore raised the US flag confirming the Gadsen Purchase recognising that the territory was now part of the United States.

La Posta, now a restaurant, has stood for over 150 years and has been visited by various famous and infamous people, Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa, General Douglas MacArthur to name but a few.

This store was once a courthouse that held Billy the Kid.

The main plaza.

Have fun, we are!

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