New Mexico 100 LbNA # 61082
|Placed Date||Mar 2 2012|
|Location||Press club, Albuquerque, NM|
Bring your own ink.
Due to politics and racism, New Mexico's application for statehood was denied several times after it became part of the United States in 1848. Finally in 1912 it became the 47th state of the United States. The building that houses the Albuquerque Press Club was built in 1903 but it has always had a reputation as a good place for a party so I imagine New Mexico statehood was probably celebrated there.
Driving directions: In Albuquerque, get off on the Central Exit and head west. After a block turn left on High Street, then left on Gold and wind your way up to the parking lot.
Clues. Walk over to the Press Club and check out the log cabin. http://www.qpressclub.com/main/house-history
It's private property but the area around it is Highland Park. From the center of the parking circle in front of the log cabin, walk towards the black iron fence. Follow the fence as it winds to the south of neighbors of the press clubs house. As the fence and the cement that holds it end, notice a nice space between the ground below the cement wall and the dirt. Under the rocks at the corner is the letterbox.
*This letterbox has been relocated due to to many eyes, but its the same box.
Please take the box over to a table to stamp in so as not to attract attention. Please do not let others see you as you snag the box or rehide it. Rehide well and try to make it blend in as naturally as possible.
Thanks for playing.