NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 6:00PM: it's the GCAS annual holiday get-together at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City! Our holiday custom is to have a potluck with a virtually nonexistent business meeting and no official program, followed by a white-elephant gift exchange and general holiday good times. Dress festively and bring your best holiday dish to share! (In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend all attendees follow the same.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, December 3, 2023: our next field trip - GCAS members only - investigates the C-Bar Ranch area off of Highway 90. Meet at the car park just off of Hwy 90 in Tyrone in front of the US Post Office BEFORE 10:00 AM (this jumping-off spot is about 15-20 minutes’ drive from downtown Silver City but be mindful of possible delays due to Hwy 90 construction in downtown Silver City). The group will LEAVE FROM the Tyrone parking area at 10:00 AM sharp. Destinations: a shelter cave and beyond to a pictograph location. Leader Kyle Meredith explains that: “most vehicles should be able to drive to the site, although C-Bar Road is rough in spots. We encourage carpooling from the parking area in Tyrone to the site! From where our group will park on C-Bar Road it is a short walk to the shelter cave where we will see bedrock mortars and smoky ceilings. The hike to the pictographs is about one mile over some rough terrain and some easy trails. To see the pictographs it is necessary to do a little scrambling over rocks and boulders. Perhaps it’s not the season for rattlesnakes, but be aware that I have seen one on two different occasions.”

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Our Next Monthly Meeting Features the GCAS's Own Kyle Meredith

KMeredith with cactusWednesday, 11/15/2023: Doors will open at 5PM for the GCAS general meeting at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City. No potluck but light refreshments provided. The usual short business meeting will start at 5:30PM, to be followed immediately by our very own Kyle Meredith, who will present a history of 19th-Century topographical engineer, cartographer, and explorer Lt. William H. Emory: EMORY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO - If Emory didn't go over Emory Pass, which way did he go? And what was he doing here in Mexico, anyway?

Here's more about Kyle, in his own words:

Having an MA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on sculpture, I have pursued a variety of jobs to supplement an unsubstantial income generated by art. Among them are: child care worker, screen print artist, goat wrangler, graphic designer, foundry worker, forest fire camp crew member, and a landscaper/laborer. The closest I ever got to a professional job was a summer as the Interim Director for the Trinidad (Colorado) History Museum after spending a few years giving old house tours there.

Moving to Silver City, NM, in 2003 my partner and I enthusiastically joined the Grant County Archaeological Society where we had the pleasure and honor to meet a number of the eminent Mimbres scholars and the opportunity to assist several of them in their research. Having served as GCAS President for four years, I stepped away from that position in 2021 and have made myself available for various projects and events while we prepare to move to Mexico.

Join us for this glimpse into our area's history!

/s/ webmaster [Click on the photo of Kyle up there, to appreciate how big the pricky pear cactus-tree is that he's standing under!]


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