365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

30. Shakespeare, New Mexico

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I’m feeling very geographical lately. Perhaps it’s due to the discovery that Stacie (our Ursula from the recently-closed Much Ado About Nothing) has a condition called Geographic Tongue which I am now fascinated with.  I Googled earlier tonight to feed my curiosity, and it is so fitting that she has something that causes a map of some mythical, Middle-Earth-type land to crop up on her tongue when she eats pineapple. Stacie’s cool.


Whatever the cause of my geographic fixation, I found another town called Shakespeare, located here in the good ol’ states. Sadly, I can’t move there. It’s a ghost town.

Located in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, this is a place where some outlaws were lynched after being caught by a guy named “Dangerous Dan” Tucker. That was perhaps the most exciting thing to take place there, and now it’s a privately-owned ranch that opens occasionally for public tours.

It may not be the most thrilling discovery I’ve made in a while, but the fact that a guy named “Dangerous Dan” Tucker lived there is reason enough to be interested.


Written by Caroline Mincks

October 30, 2009 at 12:14 AM

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