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Grant County is in the sunny southwest corner of New Mexico.

A large map of the county, showing points of interest, roads and features of the county, is available here.

Upcoming Events in Grant County

Telescope Equipment Swap Meet, Set Up, and What You Need to Know
April 22, 5:30 pm
The Silver City Astronomical Society will host its April program on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm at Bear Mountain Lodge out Cottage San. "Astronomy Equipment Swap Meet, Set-Up, and What You Need to Know to Do It (If We Know It)" are the topics. Bring your astronomy equipment of any type, including telescopes, solar observation equipment, electronic equipment and apps, and other tools used for observation and study. Anyone with an interest in astronomy, of all ages and experience levels, is welcome to come to observe, bring your own equipment, get help with setting it up, to or sell swap astronomy equipment, or just come to ask questions. Members of the Silver City Astronomical Society will be present. Location: Bear Mountain Lodge

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Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community celebration
April 23
Silver City will be the first community in the United States to be designated as a Gateway Community along the Continental Divide Trail. There will be a "designation celebration" at the Visitors Center in Silver City on Wednesday - April 23. To be the very first city to become a "gateway community" along this National Historic Trail is truly an honor. More information will be distributed very soon about this celebration event... and you will hear about some very special military veterans that will be taking part in this exciting community celebration. Location: Visitors Center in Silver City
Complimentary health screenings
April 23, 3:00 pm
The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour is a national awareness campaign focused on helping people better understand the role of independent pharmacists as community healthcare providers. At each tour visit, we provide complimentary blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, waist circumference, body composition and total cholesterol screenings as well as HbA1C tests to pharmacy patrons and community members. Location: 1308 Silver Heights Blvd Silver City, NM Phone: (575) 388-1579

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Book Signing: "African American History in New Mexico"
April 24, 2:00 pm
With author Bruce Glasrud. 2 pm at the Silver City Museum.
Silver City Museum Volunteer Social
April 25, 2:00 pm
Volunteer Social, 2 pm at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. Come and meet volunteers and learn about how you can be involved!
The Chiricahua Apache
 
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The Chiricahua Apache (NDE) are the Indigenous People of the Southwest, now known as New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Sonora, and Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. Over time, the Apache occupied and existed within their territories known to all as the "Apacheria" with each local group adapting to their own distinct environment, climate and or terrains by available food sources. Through creation stories and an oral history passed down for hundreds of generations the Apache have maintained their heritage and culture to this day.

The Chiricahua people are probably the widest known group of Apache based on the prolific and often time romanticized portrayals of two great leaders, Geronimo and Cochise. In truth leaders and all Apache displayed character traits like no others. After their surrender in 1886, the Chiricahua people were displaced and scattered, some were shuffled from prison sites in Florida, Alabama and Oklahoma as the longest held prisoners of war in history, 27 years. This experience has become an element of our identity one of adaptation to any environment which we continue to honor with organizations such as the Chiricahua Apache prisoner of War Decedents.


Photo of Chiricahua Apaches being held prisoner at Fort Bowie, Arizona, on land originally controlled by the Chiricahua. Photo and Chiricahua map courtesy Chiricahua Apache Nde Nation.


Silver City (Grant County) is the original homeland to the Chiricahua Apache who have come together as a group to provide stability to the population of Native Americans in this area. The Red Paint Intertribal Council promotes the Red Paint Powwow held every January; our event has become a major tourist attraction along with much needed "Representation of Cultures" to this area.

 

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