Culture Series: The Colorful, Rich History of the “Mountain Pride”

february, 2023

09feb7:00 pm8:30 pmCulture Series: The Colorful, Rich History of the "Mountain Pride"


Event Details

What: The colorful, rich history of the “Mountain Pride” stagecoach is the subject of the next Culture Series presentation at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. In this slide presentation of historic photos from the archives of the Black Range Museum, Steve Dobrott visually relates his extensive research on the famous old stagecoach that once ran the Lake Valley, Hillsboro, and Kingston stage line from 1889 to 1916. The cast of characters includes J.W. Orchard and his infamous wife Sadie, who among others, were once co-owners of the stage line. The Hillsboro Historical Society is hoping to work out a long-term loan agreement to have the stagecoach exhibited at the newly refurbished Black Range Museum in Hillsboro. The stagecoach is currently at Lincoln Historic Site in Lincoln, N.M. Admission is free.

Who: Steve Dobrott of the Hillsboro Historical Society is the speaker for this lecture. Dobrott, past president and current board member of the Hillsboro Historical Society, managed Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico for 24 years. He stayed on to be the ambassador for Ted Turner Expeditions (now Ted Turner Reserves), an eco-tourism business, before retiring in Hillsboro. The Culture Series presentations are organized and hosted by the Friends of the Museum.

When: The presentation is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Where: In the theater at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, N.M.

Why: The Friends of the Museum host these monthly Culture Series presentations to spark interest in New Mexico history and other various subjects. The “Mountain Pride” stagecoach played an important role in transportation in and around south-central New Mexico and has a rich history.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road.  575-522-4100.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road