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Lincoln State Monument
US 380 (12 miles E of Capitan)
Lincoln, New Mexico 88338
Voice: 505-653-4372

Lincoln is a town frozen in time and once called "the most dangerous street in America." Lincoln State Monument, a National Historic Landmark, preserves eleven historic adobe and stone buildings as they were during one of the most violent periods in New Mexico history. Walk in the footsteps of Sheriff Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, and other infamous characters involved in the Lincoln County War, 1878-1881.

The Old Lincoln County Courthouse traces the events as a store, residence, Masonic Lodge and eventually courthouse and jail. The Tunstall Store's original 19th century merchandise is on display. The Torreon, a defensive tower, continues to stand watch in the middle of town. The Montano Store contains displays of the Hispanic culture that was present. The San Juan Mission Church is open to the public and is still used for services today. Special events are scheduled throughout the year.



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