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The Ivory Tusk Tavern

Posted July 30, 2011

Come on in to the Ivory Tusk Tavern and let us make you one of your favorite drinks or try a new one.  We offer all of the classics and then some.  The Tavern's casual atmosphere is a great place to unwind after a great day on the water or the golf course.  We would love to hear your fishing stories..We have two big screen TV's for all of the sports enthusiasts to enjoy.  We offer drink specials nightly. Our great full menu is available in the Tavern. cool

Great Food!

Posted July 29, 2011

Elephant Butte Inn offers American and New Mexican food at its best.  Our menu offers a wide varietyof classic American dishes including Prime Rib as rare as you like it with all of the trimmings.  Our award winning, fall off the bone, meat melts in your mouth.  Saint Louis Style Ribs are available every night.  If it is something spicy you seek, you are in the right place.  We have amazing Mexican food.  Enchiladas and Rellenos are great...add an 8 ounce New York Strip Steak for an even more beautiful meal.  For lunch, we offer some of the best sandwiches ever made!  Our Big Butte Burger won a spot on the New Mexico Tourism's
"Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail".  For the lighter appetite, we offer three beautiful salads:  the Cobb, the Caesar, and the Greek.  Add steak, salmon, shrimp or chicken to make it a complete meal.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Posted July 29, 2011

From Church at the Butte

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 27th, Sierra Del Rio Golf Course, Elephant Butte

Benefiting Children and Youth Ministries for all of Sierra County

Registration 8:00am‐Shotgun start 9:00am

Title Sponsors‐$500.00 includes 2 Players, Green Fees, Cart, Lunch, Awards

Hole Sponsors‐$125.00, includes Advertising and Sign

Player‐$75.00 each, includes Green Fees, Cart, Lunch and Prizes

Forms will be posted on the Chamber website later today http://www.elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com/calendar.htm

 

For more information contact Church at the Butte 744-4487 or Guy Wimberly (505)239-5225

 

 

Banquet...

Posted July 27, 2011

Join us at the Elephant Butte Inn & Spa and celebrate in style.  Our full service three or four course banquet menus and buffet style appetizer menus allow you to create a special dining experience for your guests.  We also offer a full bar and a beautiful wine list to compliment your menu selection. yes

This weekend at the Damsite:

Posted July 26, 2011

7/30/2011  The Dam Car Show12 - 3PM, The Dam Site Restaurant , 77B Engle star Route, Elephant ButteMusic, Food and Cars what more do you need? Bring your car and see if you have got what it takes! Registration forms for car show participants can be found at Dam Site Marina, Rock Canyon Marina and Marina Del Sur, or contact us via email for forms. Cost: free.Contact: Dam Site Resort , David McNary, 575-894-2041, mcn05003@gmail.com.
 

Skin Care Line: AHA!

Posted July 15, 2011

I've just discovered, thanks to the help of Debbie Niles, our Spa Manager, the greatest line of skin care products.  We've sold it in our Ivory Gift Store for awhile, I just had never tried it, even though a lot of women have been buying the product.  AHA! stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  I don't normally have too many problems with the skin on my face but it has been so hot and humid lately that my face was starting to look like a teenager's!! I have always been very lazy as far as treating my skin properly so I asked Debbie if we had anything that could help with my face (besides a fabulous hour long facial) and she pointed this line of product out to me.  She suggested that I try the Skin Cleanser, followed by the Skin Tonic followed by the Brillian Moisturizer.  This product smells amazing!  It is all organic and feels really light and fabulous on the face.  In just three days, my face glows....trust me, I am not a salesman and I would never try to sell something if I didn't truly believe in it but this stuff is great!  The skin tonic is also great as an aftershave for men. 

A New Blog: Fort McRae

Posted July 14, 2011

Fort McRae served travelers along the dangerous Jornada del Muerto for 13 years.  The Post was the only protection from the Apache who frequently would try to raid the Fort.  "Jornada del Muerto" means 'Journey of the Dead'...this road ran from Dona Ana and extended over the country adjacent to the San  Diego, Caballo and Fra Cristobal Mountains.  Everyone feared any journey over this road.

For many years, Fort McRae was the final resting place of Corporal Frank Bratling, a recipient of the Congressional Medal  of Honor.  Corporal Bratling was tracking Indians who had stolen livestock from a local ranch.  As he was kneeling to take aim, he was shot through the heart and died instantly.  The Corporal was pronounced dead, July 14, 1873 and was buried at the Post that day.  Until 2001, it was presumed that his remains were still interred at the fort.  In November 2001 a document was identified in Washington D.C. that ordered the relocation of the Fort McRae cemetery to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  The order was signed by President Grant in 1886.  Bratling's Medal of Honor was one of only 18 earned in the Territory/State of New Mexico.

In addition to the importance of having had a Medal of Honor recipient buried at the site, the fort was also garrisoned by companies of African-American infantry (38th and 125th) and cavalry (9th).  The important efforts of these pioneer soldiers has become legendary, as they have come to be referred to as "Buffalo Soldiers".

My thanks for the above information from a thesis by Matthew A. Sterner and an essay taken from "Fort McRae", New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties, July 2002.

On this date....

Posted July 9, 2011

July 9, 1911....After unsuccessful negotiation with Victoria Land & Cattle Company, the U.S. Government condemned land for Elephant Butte Dam and Lake.

A New Blog

Posted July 5, 2011

I used to love fishing in McRae Canyon in Elephant Butte Lake when the water was a little higher.  Last week it occurred to me that this wasn't just a great fishing hole but a major bit of history for our area.  I wanted to learn more so I purchased the book "Images of America-Truth or Consequences" written by local historians Sherry Fletcher and Cindy Carpenter.  The book is full of great photos and can be purchased at the Geronimo Springs Museum.  In the introduction there is a mention that according to military records, soldiers from Fort McRae used to bathe in the hot springs in T or C even though they risked attacks from the Apaches in the area.  Evidently this Fort served a very important function as a military post in the New Mexico Territory.  In my next blog, I'll pursue research on why this Fort was so important and then what happened to it.  I've never been an historian although I do love history but now I find it fascinating that there is a wealth of historical information right outside my front door...I'm fortunate to live on Hot Springs Landing.

I'd really like to get your thoughts on the subjects I discuss as the blog progresses...there are a lot of you out there that I know have personal family history in our area and I'd love to share it with our readers.  cool

On this Date....

Posted July 5, 2011

On this date, July 5, 1945:  The resolution was adopted to make Hot Springs a City cool

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