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 Issue # 44 June 2007 
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  • Taos
    by Mike Rochelle
    June 2007

     In an ongoing effort to enlighten our subscribers about interesting places we service, I am pleased to give you the City of Taos, New Mexico.

    The name "Taos" means "red willow" in the Tewa language, and the town was founded in 1934 as Taos, New Mexico. But, Taos, New Mexico, has a very diverse and rich history much before the incorporation of the name Taos. Over 6,000 years ago, nomadic hunter-gatherers passed through the Taos area, leaving behind arrowheads, potsherds, and pictographs.

    Throughout the following years, Taos has been a center of revolts, the Mexican-American war, gold discoveries, a center for artists (such as Georgia O'Keefe) and the set for dozens of Hollywood films, documentaries, and television commercials.

    Taos has a population just under 5,000, located in north central New Mexico, at an elevation of 6,952 feet. The town is also known for the Taos Hum. This is an ultra low frequency that residents have suspected originates from a covert hidden government research laboratory. Geologists have attributed this to naturally occurring geological events. However, the fascination with this phenomenon has become an appeal to this community.

    Nearby is the Taos Pueblo. This is the only living Native American community that has been designated as both a World Heritage Site as well as a National Historic Landmark. It is estimated that people inhabited this area nearly 1,000 years ago.

    Also nearby is the Taos Ski Valley, boasting 110 trails and lifts that service at 11,819 feet, This is a ski area only, no snowboarding is permitted. Another area attraction is the Enchanted Circle, anchored by Wheeler Peak. This is the highest peak in New Mexico, stretching to an elevation of 13,161 feet.

    Want to know more? please visit:  Wikipedia-Taos

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