Fancy and I outside the re-constructed "Kit Carson House" in Rayado last spring.
A geographical survey map of the Rayado area from 1876 ~ the year in which my book "Into the Shadowlands" is set. Any and all 'roads' on this map are wagon roads. This was before the railroad came into northern New Mexico. You can see the wagon road heading north, through a gap alongside Rayado Mesa from Ocate to Rayado.
A view of the Rayado area looking from southeast.
Wagon ruts at the base of Rayado Mesa where the road enters the Rayado area from Ocate, to the south.
This caption speaks for itself!
The interior courtyard (placita) of the "Kit Carson House," now run as a museum by the Philmont Scout Ranch.
One of the rooms inside the "Kit Carson House," set up to show life on the frontier in a typical New Mexico style house.
Fancy and I outside Maxwell's house in Rayado.
The distinctive landmark called the "Tooth of Time" between Rayado and Cimarron.