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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Park Planning

Administrative History

Ethnographic Overview (3.27 MB)

Visitor Center Interpretive Concepts Plan, 2008 [PDF, 222 KB]

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Did You Know?


The post band usually provided music for dances and special occasions, such as weddings, welcome and farewell parties, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. They also performed in nearby communities such as Las Vegas and Santa Fe. Following the arrival of the railroad, they were invited to play for dances and other activities in such places as the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway resort hotel near Las Vegas during the 1880's.