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We invite our customers to explore for Indian artifacts, hunt, fish, camp, etc., maybe you can get lucky too. We have 5 properties, totalling 1100 acres, near the town of Milan, Pa, on the western side of Susquehanna River in rural Bradford County. From Highland Hill Farm it is about a two-hour drive if you'll please obey the speed limits.We also have thousands of acres of private lands across America ready for you to explore.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is the town nearest to where we now
the 67 square mile North Fork Ranch and the 95 square mile Flying X
and it was in fact named after the television show. Honest. No, this
it's really true. (Yes, square miles! No crowding.)
You see, in 1950, when the United State's population was just about
half of today's 296 million, New Mexico didn't even have 1 million
In 1950, New Mexico didn't even quite have 900,000 people. Hot Springs
the southwest part of the state was plodding along slowly and fairly
comfortably, much the same as hundreds of other small resort cities
beaten paths" of our nation. Tourist trade, practically speaking, was
city's only industry beyond some livestock ranching. Hot Springs, New
Mexico's majority of visitors here sought the town's health spa waters
facilities finding the little community offered more for their money
almost anywhere else. Hot Springs, New Mexico was often very sunny and
always very quiet. The cost of living was, and still is, extremely
reasonable. In 1950, visitors and residents alike did, and still do,
in the healing, naturally hot mineral baths, bask in the almost ever
sunshine, fill their lungs with the fresh, pure air that envelopes the
and surrounding areas, fish a little, and play dominoes and
The only problem, indeed a major "issue," was the last popular pastime
hasn't yet been mentioned; sitting on the sidewalk benches to watch the
travelers as they passed on the highway, usually without stopping.
Recreation then was undeveloped and the town was lost among the
other " Hot Springs" scattered all over the United States; its name
indicating nothing more significant than the likelihood that some pools
hot water were located in the area.
One momentous day in 1950, NBC television and radio producer Ralph
on the 10th anniversary of the Truth or Consequences radio program,
his staff together and said, "I wish that some town in the United
liked and respected our show so much that it would be willing to change
name to ours. Imagine a town named 'Truth or Consequences.' Promotes
Upon hearing the proposition, the New Mexico State Tourist Bureau
news to the manager of all the Chambers of commerce within the state
manager of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce spread the news like
Here was an opportunity to advertise the city and it's resources free
charge touted the manager of Hot springs Chamber of Commerce. Better
no longer was the town to be confused with that "other one" in Arkansas
the hundreds or so others throughout the nation (California alone has
than 30 towns called "Hot Springs") (Seriously).
So, in a special city election held August, 1950, 1,294 of the town's
residents voted for the change to "Truth or Consequences." On the
hand, 295 area residents opposed the change and a protest was filed, so
city returned to the polls and again voted (Again, Seriously) by a
greater than four to one, to go ahead with the name change.
And it was done.
Almost 14 years later, in January 1964, the question went to the people
and they voted to keep the name as Truth or Consequences. A fourth
was held on August 18, 1967, and once more a majority voted to keep the
little town's unique name..
Ralph Edwards and his entire NBC show's crew came in 1950, aired the
live, coast-to-coast broadcast of Truth or Consequences from the little
in New Mexico so named. Truth or Consequences residents were very
say Ralph Edwards continued coming back every year of the show's life
thereafter - with his Hollywood staff and friends - to celebrate the
anniversary of the name change, and to help spread the news about the
town that adopted him and he in turn had adopted. In 1974, Ralph
Truth or Consequences went off then ABC's airwaves. There have been
reincarnations of the show which ran for a year or two, the latest was
Spanish version of 2003 titled "Techo Hueco."
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is an oasis of hot water pools, along
two of the New Mexico's best lakes and many other recreational
throughout Sierra County.
Ralph Edwards lived to be 92 years old. He died in November. How's
longevity? Bob Barker's career also went on (and on) after his time on
or Consequences. His time on The Price is Right only ended in 2003
that show was on the airwaves for 41 years. Then, let's not forget
the similar show Let's Make A Deal with Monty Hall. Did you know that
honestly say that my father was Monty Hall ?
The greatest find since the discovery of the Neanderthal Neandertal) Man and the Cro-Magnon Man in France was barely a few feet over the Italian side of the border with Austria resting at an altitude of 10,500 feet. A total of four books, two books popular enough to become paperbacks, have since been written about "Oetzi," or "Otzi," as the ice-mummy has been named. Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier, by Brenda Fowler, was published in 2000. The Man in the Ice was published in 1995, by Konrad Spindler, the local archaeologist brought in when it became obvious a modern-day murder victim hadn't been found. His book was updated in 2001. Two children's books have also been published to help develop their interest in historical science as something they'll find "current," and not "boring." The intense study of the "ice-mummy" yielding all the detailed information for these books was performed at Innsbruck University, and the body is now on display at the museum in Bolzano, Italy.
America's prehistoric residents and later Native American Indians used straight branches from Arrowwood Viburnums, as the name implies, to make their arrows' shafts. Did you ever wonder at what point in their growth the outside of thin tree boughs and twigs develop bark and become wood? When do little seedling's stems, their "mini-trunks," grow up enough to develop bark and become wood? How thick does a green wispy thin twig have to become before it's a branch of wood? The answer is, generally, at about a half-inch diameter. In fact, that is just about the diameter of the Alpine Iceman's arrows.
Do you see it? The point here is that when you get out and use your shoe leather, you are, in fact, helping discover the past and help all of us understand our common and uncommon links. All that would have remained of Otzi in a few seasons he would be afew arrowheads lost in piles of rocks high up in the Alps.
After all the hours spent on this, and the !%^&@$*%#! Are/but/a/vitae, I need a break. ...
1. Arrowhead Hunting on our Milan Pa Farms We have 1200 acres in Milan Pa. Where we allow walking and digging for arrowheads for a fee. This was once the site of an Indian Village so there is material to be found.
2. Our Truth or Consequences Ranch in New MexicoOur Fling X Ranch is a must for hunters of arrowheads, fossils, dino bones, and meteorites. Read about our 5000 plus or minus acres of private ranch land that is open for your relic hunting.
3. Our Recent Hunts Read about our recent trips and adventures....also info on some of our other locations....
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