San Patricio When this farming and ranching
community, San Patricio was founded
in about 1875, it was called Ruidoso.
When an Irish priest built a small
church here dedicating it to St.
Patrick, the name was changed to
San Patricio. The town became a
favorite hangout of Billy the Kid during
the time of the Lincoln County War.
San Patricio, in more recent times,
has been home to actress Helen
Hayes, author Paul Horgan and artists
Michael Hurd, Peter Hurd and
Henriette Wyeth.Today it is home to
the Hurd La Rinconada Gallery and
guest houses, the J. Kiker Gallery,
the Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery, and
the San Patricio Ecumenical Retreat
Center.The Retreat Center is an
historic landmark of Lincoln County.
It's guest rooms were orginally
created by artist John Meigs in the
traditional Southwestern adobe style.
Tinne New Mexico Tinnie began life in 1876
as"Analla." Later, it was
calledLas Cuevas (the
caves), for the caves in
which theearliest settlers
lived. It is now home to
Tinne's Silver Dollar
restaurant and bar, a
favorite with locals and
Annual Fiesta de Hondo Hondo New Mexico School Gym