1906 Earthquake Shakes Socorro
The largest earthquake in New Mexico.
Apache Scout and Renegade (c.1860-after 1894)
Battle of Valverde
Civil War Battle on February 20-21, 1862
Founder of Hilton Hotel Chains (1887-1979)
Lawman, Lawyer, Politician (1865-1945)
Free State of Socorro
It all started in February 1953, when Socorro resident Elmer Brasher was arrested and found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
We love a good ghost story!
Holm Olaf Bursum
American Record Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Vocalist, and Multi-Instrumentalist.
Juan de Oñate
Spanish Conquistador, Explorer, Colonial Governor (1550-1626)
Mayors of Socorro
Socorro has had many mayors. Take a closer look.
The Piros were a Native American Pueblo people that lived in a number of pueblos in the Rio Grande Valley around modern Socorro, New Mexico.
Huge floods in 1929 and 1937 destroy San Marcial leaving it uninhabitable.
Socorro Landing: A UFO Story
One of the best documented UFO sightings in U.S. history was witnessed by City of Socorro Police Officer Lonnie Zamora and investigated by many top scientists. Below is a short summary of the events that occurred that day: In late afternoon on Friday, April 24, 1964, Socorro Police Sergeant Lonnie Zamora departed his cruiser on […]
American Physicist (1925-2013)
Willard Hughes Rollings
Scholar of Native American History (1948-2008)