Introduction to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra county, is 63 miles NW of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 104 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. As of the year 2000 census, 7,289 people lived in Truth Or Consequences.
Truth or Consequences History
Truth or Consequences was originally incorporated as Hot Springs in 1916. It was named for its numerous hot springs. In 1950, the town renamed after a popular radio program called Truth or Consequences, which was hosted by Ralph Edwards. Major settlement began in the area in 1912, during the construction of the Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir. It was completed in 1916. The city became the county seat of Sierra County in 1937.
Truth or Consequences and nearby Attractions
- Geronimo Springs Museum
- Caballo Lake State Park
- Mims Lake
- Percha Dam State Park
- Truth or Consequences Historical Marker
- Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Things To Do In Truth or Consequences
Truth or Consequences is home to Geronimo Springs Museum, which portrays the history of Sierra County. Native American artifacts are also displayed in the museum. The Mims Lake offers facilities for boating and fishing. One can visit the Elephant Butte Dam Historical Marker, Caballo Mountains Historical Marker, and Truth or Consequences Historical Marker. Local celebrations include Native Art Extravaganza and Sierra County Fair.
Truth or Consequences Transportation
Las Cruces International is the nearest major aiport.
Truth or Consequences Higher Education
The University of Texas At El Paso, New Mexico State University and El Paso Community College provide higher education facilities.