Birdie Jaworski lives on the edge of the eastern plains of New Mexico, where the Sangre de Christo Mountains meet the Great Plains, smack in the middle of the town of Las Vegas. No - not the big City of Sin in Nevada with the gambling strip!
Las Vegas, New Mexico is not as well known as other Wild West towns, such as Dodge City, Deadwood, or Tombstone, but she is said to have been the worst of the rowdiest Old West towns. She's still rowdy, still mysterious, still full of larger-than-life characters!
Doc Holliday kept his medical office in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Rough Riders held their first reunion in the saloon of the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas. You can get a shot of tequila in that same saloon, today.
Birdie wants to share her beautiful tiny Las Vegas with you... read her beautifully crafted essays on roasting green chile, on the secret Scientology mesa near the ghost town of Trujillo, New Mexico, on salsa dancers, on the never ending drought that threatens life on the edge of the Great Plains.