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What is Socorro known for?

How do you get to Socorro Island?

Getting To Socorro Islands

Mexico liveaboards are the only way to access this amazing area. Socorro dive cruises depart from two ports, these are Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. These are both cities in the state of Baja California and located in the most Southern municipality; Los Cabos in Mexico.

What does Socorro mean?

Spanish and Portuguese: from a personal name derived from the Marian epithet socorro 'help', 'aid', 'succor' (Portuguese Maria do Socorro, Spanish María del Socorro).

What is Magdalena NM known for?

Magdalena is known as the "Trails End" for the railroad spur line that was built in 1885 from Socorro to Magdalena to transport the cattle, sheep wool, timber and ore. Thousands of cattle and sheep were driven into town (cowboy style) from the west, using the historic "Magdalena Trail".

What is the elevation of Magdalena New Mexico?

Located at an elevation ranging from 6,548 feet (Magdalena) to 10,783 feet (South Baldy Peak) and an area population of approximately 1200, the small town atmosphere is host to some exciting and vibrant changes.

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What to do in Socorro New Mexico?

  • New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series 10. Socorro Public Library 11. Capitol Bar 12. New Mexico Tech Golf Course 13. Harold's Southwestern Gifts What are the top attractions to visit in Socorro?

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What is the history of Socorro?

  • Rich in science and technology, the New Mexico School of Mines (now the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology or NM Tech) was established in 1889. In 1945 the first atomic bomb was tested at Trinity Site, which is now White Sands Missile Range, just southeast of Socorro. Today, Socorro’s economy is fueled by technology based enterprises.

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Why live in Socorro County?

  • If you love the feel of the earth, the smell of the pines, the beautiful night sky and just being up close and personal with the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place! Socorro County offers prime camping real estate The only district in New Mexico to be named a scenic byway, the Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway is steeped in culture.

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Why the Socorro historical district Scenic Byway?

  • The only district in New Mexico to be named a scenic byway, the Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway is steeped in culture. The Socorro area is known for some of the most famous green chile cheeseburgers in the country? Riding across the natural terrain on a dirt bike and/or ATV is pure exhilaration!

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