The story of Governor Bent’s massacre as told by his daughter Teresina Bent Scheurich

He was killed on January 19, 1847, at about six in the morning. We were in bed when the Mexicans and Indians came to the house, breaking the doors. Some of them were on the top of the house, tearing the roofs, so we got up, and father stepped to the porch asking them what … Read moreThe story of Governor Bent’s massacre as told by his daughter Teresina Bent Scheurich

Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History)

The home of members of the politically powerful Luna family, the Tranquilino Luna House was constructed in the early 1880’s. This house is probably the best example of an extant adobe Victorian residence in New Mexico and has retained most of its original design. Tranquilino Luna, son of merchant-farmer Jos¬£ Antonio Luna and his wife … Read moreLuna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History)

Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (History)

In 1882, a local merchant named Don Begnino Romero and Jean Pendaries raised $25,000 to build the Plaza Hotel which was soon dubbed the “Belle of the Southwest.” However, it closed after only 4 years due to mismanagement and economic troubles in the area. With a new management team and with extensive renovations, the hotel … Read morePlaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (History)