Tularosa Basin


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National Parks
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Tularosa Basin,

desert basin, c.6,500 sq mi (16,800 sq km), S N.Mex. and W Tex. From Texas east of El Paso the basin, an area of interior drainage, extends c.170 mi (275 km) to the north, and ranges c.25–60 mi (40–100 km) across between the Sierra Oscura, San Andres, and Organ mts. (W) and the Sacramento and Jicarilla mts. (E). The Malpais lava field is in the north of the basin, and the gypsum sand dunes of White Sands National Park (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
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Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table) are in the central basin, as is Holloman Air Force Base; much of the western basin is part of White Sands Missile Range and much of the southern section is included in Fort Bliss. Alamogordo is the largest city.

People of the Folsom cultureFolsom culture
, a group of Paleo-Indians (see Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the) known through artifacts first excavated (1926) near Folsom, E of Raton, N.Mex. The artifacts, including chipped flint points known as Folsom points and a variety of other stone tools, were
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 occupied the area around Lake Lucero in White Sands National Park from about 9000 to 8000 B.C., and the region subsequently was inhabited by various populations until it was deserted c.1350 following a major drought. When the Spanish arrived in the mid-17th cent., the ancestors of the Apache lived in surrounding mountainous areas, and Apache resistance delayed significant settlement until after the Civil War. Subsequent cattle ranching led to overgrazing, and the replacement of grasslands by desert shrubland.

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TEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO, as the last Ice Age was ending and temperatures rose, an enormous glacial lake in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin dried up, revealing something unusual: bright-white gypsum sand.
Tina Cordova and other current and former Tularosa residents have founded a group called the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium toward that end, gathering their own health statistics to use in lobbying for compensation and recognition.
In 1969, the New Mexico State Department of Game and Fish introduced gemsbok to the Tularosa Basin in the United States.
Lance Tade, general manager of Tularosa Basin Telephone Co.
Reams, Penasco Valley Telecommunications; Mary Beth Frawley, Lance Tade, Tularosa Basin Telephone Co., Inc.; Lynn Medlin, Yucca Telecom
Much of the research is expected to be conducted at the soon-to-be-completed Tularosa Basin National Desalination Research Facility in Mamogordo, N.M.
Bearing acreage now stands at approximately 500 acres, but many new vineyards have been planted in the last couple of years, particularly in the Tularosa Basin area near White Sands Missile Range in the southeast central part of the state.
Miller RR, Echelle AA (1975) Cyprinodon tularosa, a new cyprinodontid fish from Tularosa Basin, New Mexico, Southwest.
The Three Rivers petroglyph site in New Mexico is a Bureau of Land Management facility, and it is in the Tularosa Basin. The narrative and quiz items incorrectly refer to "Telerosa." It is difficult to distinguish features and details in many of the photographs; digitally enhancing the images would make them more clear and informative for students and teachers.
This study compared vegetation cover estimates determined with three to six 45 m line transects to estimates obtained from 30-100 to one hundred 4 m transects in the Tularosa Basin of south-central New Mexico during the first two weeks of June, 1995.