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The Historic Mesquite District Ceramic Tile Mural

 

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1. Park in the day.   2. Park in the night.  3. West view.

 
 
There are eight panels, each one measuring 8 feet wide by 6 feet high. They are a pictorial narrative history  of the Mesquite district, which was the original town site of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
 
 
Below the story begins with the indigenous Native Americans, and ends with the "Urban Renewal" destruction of hundreds of historic homes and businesses in the late 60's.

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4. The Piro-Manso Tiwa, Apache and Comanche   5. Lt. Sackett and Don Pablo Melendres

6. Saint Genevieve Catholic Church   7. Early Mesquite neighborhood

8.  The Loretto Academy, girls Catholic school     9.  Ethnic and cultural diversity in the Mesquite 
 
9. The 50's and when Las Cruces still had a center    11. Urban renewal with blocks flattened and empty
 
 
IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY GO BY THE PARK AT NIGHT