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    Default Kingston, New Mexico

    http://www.scsun-news.com/news/ci_10944271

    The above website should take you to an article in a local paper that has pix and history of Kingston. It once was the largest city in New Mexico.
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    Good stuff
    Thanks 40FordJim

    Kelly
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    Good article. I drove through Kingston, just last Friday with my brother, on the way to Deming the long way around (thru Silver City). I saw the county had put a new street sign up (for 911 purposes) on Virtue Ave. It now says Virtue Street.

    Also glad to see that they mention the town I live in - Lake Valley - and they give the correct open and close times! Amazing.
    Kathy

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    Does anyone know anything about the Mountain Pride Hotel in Kingston, New Mexico, once owned by a family named Hiler? Jim Hiler, the husband, shot and killed a Dr. Hubbard there in 1891 (I think) and was tried and convicted in nearby Hillsboro, becoming a preacher of some kind after he had served his sentence--but this is about all I've been able to find out.

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    So far all I have found is that Jim Hiler shot a Dr. C.L. Mason because he suspected the Dr. of having an affair with his wife. This story appeared in the May 25, 1887 issue of the Maysville, Kentucky "The Evening Bulletin" on page 4 !! There is NO mention of a Dr. Hubbard. Interestingly, a stagecoach that ran from Kingston to Lake Valley was also called the Mountain Pride.
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    Thanks! I'll check it out. Yes, I knew the stagecoach was call the Mountain Pride, but I hadn't known it ran from Lake Valley--and I haven't been able to find much info on it.

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    ...and you're right that there was no Dr. Hubbard. It was Dr. Mason. There was a Hubbard who was associated with the case--gave support of some kind to Hiler's wife--but wasn't involved in the shooting, as far as I can determine.

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