Farrell Thurston Construction - Las Cruces, New Mexico Custom Home Builder Realty
Farrell Thurston Construction - Las Cruces, New Mexico Custom Home Builder

A Wonderful Place to Live!
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Las Cruces is located in the verdant Mesilla Valley in south-central New Mexico, a growing community with a bright future. Las Cruces is the fastest growing city in New Mexico and the 11th fastest growing in the nation.

Las Cruces history dates back to 1598, when Don Juan de Oñate led the first colonists to the area. In 1848 the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo was signed. In 1854, the Gadsden Purchase was ratified in the historic village of Old Mesilla. In 1881, the infamous William H. Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid" was tried and sentenced for murder here, but later escaped.

The Mesilla Valley has been "home" to people for at least 4,000 years, and that's no surprise to anyone who has seen Las Cruces. The Rio Grande flows through the middle of the valley with the majestic Organ Mountains rising to the east. The surrounding agricultural land yields pecans, onions, cotton and other produce, but it is renowned for growing the best-tasting green chile in the world.

Today, Las Cruces offers a vast selection of annual events and attractions, great weather-an average of 350 days of sunshine a year-and without a doubt, the people of Las Cruces are the greatest asset. Las Cruces invites everyone to "Come for the History, Stay for the Fun!"


City of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Links of Interest:

Las Cruces Official Website
Las Cruces Visitors & Convention Bureau
Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance
Las Cruces Home Builders Association
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces Public Schools
New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Dept.
Search for Real Estate
Las Cruces Opera
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
Doña Ana Arts Council
Las Cruces City Council
Doña Ana County
City of Las Cruces
State of New Mexico
Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
Las Cruces Sun News
The Bulletin
Picacho Hills Country Club
Las Cruces Country Club
Memorial Medical Center
Mountain View Regional Medical Center
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Mesilla Valley Inn
Sonoma Ranch


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