Last updated on Thursday, January 02, 2003
David Burch is President of Burch Media, Inc. and co-owner of SouthernNewMexico.com.
Articles by David Burch
How large is the Mescalero Indian Reservation?
I'm trying to find out what year ‘Land of Enchantment’ first appeared on New Mexico license plates. Can you help?
What is the origin of the word Hondo?
What is the route of the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway?
What stage route went through Southern New Mexico?
Lucien Maxwell is well-known for the area around Cimarron, NM but in the mural at the DeBaca County Court House in Fort Sumner, his home is pictured there. Why?
Could you help me identify the four largest and four smallest cities in New Mexico?
For reasons of health we have been advised to relocate above 7000 feet elevation. Do you know of any areas in New Mexico that meet that criteria?
We heard a rumor that a city in Southern New Mexico has a piece of the Berlin Wall. How did that happen?
My friend and I are thinking of taking a road trip down to New Mexico from Seattle sometime in the month of August. We don’t know much about New Mexico other than it looks beautiful in pictures. We would just like to do activities outdoors like camping and hiking. If you have any suggestions, we would greatly appreciate it.
Driving east on US 380 enroute to Roswell we passed through the ‘town’ of Bingham, New Mexico. It appeared to be two homes alongside the road. I couldn’t help but wonder how these two houses became a town, and how the name was chosen. Can you help?
What New Mexico cities have the most pleasingly constant temperature?
My wife and I are hoping to travel to New Mexico in Oct/Nov this year. We live in Australia. Can you send me some travel information, or is it okay to print it from your website? Also, how do I subscribe to your magazine?
How do I obtain SSDI records of New Mexico? Trying to find my grandfather and family. They lived about two miles southwest of Roswell. Hope you can help. Thank you in advance.
I am hoping you can help me find the Trappist Monastery that is located in New Mexico. I have searched and searched and cannot find anything. I believe the name of it is ‘Christ of the Desert Monastery’.
Why doesn’t the ‘Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’ stop in Santa Fe?
Our class is studying New Mexico and we need to know how the state got its nickname.
We were in London one time and "The Buddy Holly Story" was playing. Clovis, New Mexico was involved in his life but what is the connection?
Each state claims to have a State song but I've heard more than one for New Mexico. What is the official one?
Someone recently mentioned a Soaring Society in Hobbs, New Mexico. Can you tell me anything about it?
How is Pancho Villa associated with Columbus, New Mexico?
What Town Council in southeastern New Mexico made a ruling that bees are farm animals?
Please tell me, where in New Mexico did Elfego Baca hold off those 80 cowboys? I saw a documentary on him on the History Channel.
"Oh wow," was the response of a photographer taking the tour for the first time. These are natural, flowing pools. Water comes up from the bottom of each pool separately. No water intermingles from pool to pool. No water is reused. And no water goes through a treatment plant. No soaps, shampoos, or loofahs are allowed in the pools.
SouthernNewMexico carries listings of the finest homes for sale in Clovis, New Mexico.
View Listings of Clovis, NM Real Estate.
What do a real estate agent, nurse, graphic designer, importer, building
designer, retired flight attendant, and two artists have in common? They all say
they found joy in renovating historic buildings in Silver City, New Mexico for
commercial and residential uses.
"I think there's a stronger than ever appreciation for Silver City's original
buildings now," says Smith Real Estate broker, Becky Smith, who lists the town's
"last two-story brick Victorian fixer-upper" and recently restored and moved her
company into a 5,000 square-foot Victorian with mission-style updates located in
the downtown historic district.
Built in the 1880's, the Barber Shop Café offered customers a bath, shave and haircut until about fifty years ago. The building is preserved much as it was—the original mirror still spans the width of the café with a sign stating "Baths 25 cents." Nowadays, instead of shaves, baths and haircuts, the Barber Shop Café now serves customers the best food for miles around.
It's no secret why we call New Mexico the Land of Enchantment. Our state
possesses some of the nation's most beautiful natural wonders, including
Carlsbad Caverns, Taos' Moreno Valley and
White Sands National Monument.
Having grown up in Silver City at the doorstep of the
Gila National Forest, I have always felt very lucky to have
come from such a special place. During my time as a Senator, I've worked to help
promote New Mexico and its splendor as a tourist destination - because it's
important to our people, our economy and also our sense of pride in our home
In the years immediately before the outbreak of the Civil War, the Board of Indian Commissioners in Washington, D.C. had discussed a policy of removal and concentration for the Southern Apaches of New Mexico and Arizona Territories. Simply put, the policy called for the removal of the Mimbres, Central Chiracahuas, Coyoteros, Gila, and Mogollon bands from those areas where they would have potentially disruptive contact with white settlers and placement on reservations where they could become self-supporting through farming and animal husbandry.