Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

Walk Across Elephant Butte Dam

Walk Across Elephant Butte Dam
11am-3pm, Dam Site Recreation Area, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

The Sierra County New Mexico Statehood Centennial Celebration Committee (a part of the non-profit corporation Campo Espinoso) is hosting a special (and potentially one-time) event celebrating Elephant Butte Dam. The roadway at the top of the dam will be open to the public (for foot traffic only) for the first time since 9/11.

Historic photographs and video interviews of Sierra County pioneers will be displayed at the Dam Site, as well as a 47-star flag sewn by the Winter Quilters of Sierra County. The American Legion Post 44 and the Jr. ROTC will perform a flag ceremony and honor guard, and the HSHS band and chorus will perform "Oh, Fair New Mexico."  The Dam Site Resort will reopen for the day and present a special lunch buffet costing $10; entrance to the roadway is free. Meet at the Dam Site Recreation Area off route 51 for a free shuttle to the dam. Contact: Harriette Bolling, 575-744-4761, chipshot@valornet.com.

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