Historical stone house near Las Cruces partially collapses

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LAS CRUCES (AP) – A historical stone house on a popular canyon hiking trail near Las Cruces has partially collapsed.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently received reports about the damage to the house located on the main trail in Soledad Canyon.

But BLM spokeswoman Deborah Stevens says officials don’t know exactly when the recent damage occurred.

Officials believe harsh weather may have been a factor.

Stevens says the stone house dates back to the early1900s.

The remnants of the home consist of mainly of stacked rocks. The site is on acreage that’s part of the Soledad Canyon Day Use Area, a recreational site about 10 miles east of Las Cruces in the Organ Mountains.

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