Fort Bayard Historical Site – Santa Clara, New Mexico - Atlas Obscura

Fort Bayard Historical Site

This abandoned military fort is filled with a rich history.  

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This fort was once used by the Buffalo soldiers to protect early settlers from the Apache. Later, it was used as a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients, housed German prisoners of war during World War II, and was used as a mental health institution. 

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