Monday, September 13, 2010

Guadalupita in Mora County is being considered for nomination of an historical and cultural site--SF NM

August 02, 2010 - 7/31/10

Preserving state's hidden gems

More than 8,000 acres north of Mora, which is described as one of New Mexico's most unchanged areas, has been nominated as a "cultural and agricultural landscape" for the State Register of Cultural Properties.

Malcolm Ebright, who wrote the nomination for the Guadalupita/Coyote Historic District, said the area historically "was kind of an end of the line. ...

"We just have to hope it doesn't get too much recognition," he said. "We want it to be preserved and keep it a secret a little bit."

The Cultural Properties Review Committee is to decide whether to list the district on the state register this month.

Tom Drake, a spokesman for the state Historic Preservation Division, said the State Register of Cultural Properties lists nearly 2,000 properties, both buildings and districts....continued...