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Southwestern Guesthouses on 265 Acres
near Silver City, New Mexico
overlooking Bear Creek and the Gila Wilderness

Casitas de Gila Nature Blog

Casitas de Gila Nature Blog

Category Archives: history

A HIKE UP LITTLE DRY CREEK IN THE GILA FOREST

 A THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HIKE UP LITTLE DRY CREEK IN THE MOGOLLON MOUNTAINS OF THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO Finding Nature’s Treasure Where Early Miners and Prospectors Toiled A HIKE FOR THE OVERINDULGENT The day after Thanksgiving dawned … Continue reading

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FOREST FIRES & CYCLES OF NATURAL CHANGE IN THE GILA WILDERNESS

 THE WHITEWATER-BALDY COMPLEX FIRE:LARGEST FOREST FIRE IN NEW MEXICO’S RECORDED HISTORY It was early on the afternoon of May 16, 2012 while taking the trash from Casitas de Gila Guesthouses to the Gila transfer station, that one first noticed the … Continue reading

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ANCIENT CROPS IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO

 2000 YEARS OF HARVEST TIME ALONG BEAR CREEK HARVEST TIME AT THE CASITA GARDENS It’s late August and the rains of the 2013 Southwest Monsoon season have shown no sign of weakening. As of this morning, Casitas de Gila Guesthouses … Continue reading

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FLUORITE MINING IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO

  SEARCHING FOR CRYSTALS AND HISTORY IN THE GILA FLUORITE DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO THE GILA FLUORSPAR DISTRICT AND THE GILA FLUORSPAR MILL It was June of 1943 and the United States was now deep into its second year … Continue reading

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CASITAS DE GILA GUESTHOUSES & ART GALLERY
50 Casita Flats Rd • PO Box 325 • Gila, New Mexico 88038
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