On Nov. 16th 1854, an American Flag was raised
in the plaza to mark the signing of the Gadsden Purchase. This treaty annexed Mesilla along with much
other land in the southern NM at a cost of about 10 million
1858, the Butterfield Overland Mail and Stage Line set up its
regional headquarters in Mesilla. At that time Mesilla was the largest town in
the southern part of the New Mexico territory with a population
of 3,000. In 1861
the Confederate troops entered Mesilla. Mesilla was
declared to be the capital of New Mexico and Arizona territories.
La Posta has
been here since Billy the Kid, when you look at the
building, all the original entrance is under the vega's.
San Albino Church is one of the oldest
churches in the Mesilla Valley
New Mexico Old Town of Albuquerque,
Old Town of
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Most of the
buildings have been around since 1775, so they say,
all are just updated to modern times.
There are a
lot of wonderful gift and restaurants in the
shopping area. The old church was so beautiful,
There is public parking on the street if you can
find one, otherwise as you enter, just behind the
Monument is fee parking, around $3 for 3 hours.