Mesilla is an old town tourist district within the Los Cruces area.

Visited 16 May 2014
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Scene bordering on the Mesilla district.
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Street scene heading toward the heart of Mesilla
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Grandma Bert exploring Mesilla.
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Grandma Bert poses at the marker that describes Mesilla's place in history.
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Main entrance to the Basilica of San Albino.
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Basilica of San Albino
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Basilica of San Albino at Mesilla Plaza.
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Bandstand. Many festivals are held here.
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Another view. The young people were members of their school student council who were visiting.
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Some vendors were set up adjacent to the bandstand.
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Grandpa Roy somehow managed to avoid going into the Chocolate Lady
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This building was once the capitol of New Mexico. It was here that Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced to hang.
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The El Patio cantina is located in one of the most historic of the Mesilla buildings.
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The buildings in the plaza all have been restored to their original appearance and today house various businesses. Today this white building is a book store.
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Grandma and Grandpa visited the bookstore. The ceiling had been restored to what it looked like when it originally was built.
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Some of the decorations and items for sale in the book store.
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The bison head was not for sale.
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Painting of a Navajo with pottery.
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A doll house in the book store. Barely visible in the rear is Grandpa Roy who appears as a giant looking in.
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"Giant" Grandma Bert looking into the doll house in the book store.
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This adobe building was just outside the Mesilla Plaza area.
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