Archive for: Elephant Butte

Elephant Butte Dam

This video tells the story of the Elephant Butte Dam, a National Historical Engineer Landmark with the ASCE, and how it came to be constructed in this particular location. Life in the workers’ camp is described, as well as impacts the dam and its construction had on the town of Las Palomas Hot Springs (present-day Truth or Consequences).

Elephant Butte Fish Hatchery

The Fish Hatchery, a 1937 CCC project, once stood on what is now the Paseo del Rio Campground, part of Elephant Butte Lake State Park.


This video offers a list of the cemeteries in Sierra County and includes directions to their sites. Also included are some descriptions of the notable and notorious people buried around the area.