Lockdown In Lincoln – The Purpose and History of the Iconic Lincoln Torreon

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Torreons were once common in the rural Hispanic villages of territorial New Mexico. Learn why torreons were often the first structure built in a new settlement.

Description

In this lesson, students will learn how the torreon in present-day Lincoln was built by settlers moving south from the upper Rio Grande. In it’s early years, the torreon in La Placita del Rio Bonito (later renamed Lincoln) was a refuge and place of defense for settlers against Native American raids, the dreaded Horrell brothers and the violence of the Lincoln County War.

Program Duration: 45-60 min. w/ Q&A

 

Additional information

Presenter

Fort Stanton & Lincoln Historic Sites

Subject

Social Studies

Topic

History, Social Division, Westward Expansion

Age Group

Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, College, Adult