Anthony, New Mexico/Texas — leap year capital of the world

Anthony welcome sign. Photo courtesty Anthony Chamber of Commerce. Few cities, towns, villages or individuals, without moving, find their address and even their country has changed. The towns named above are some of those few, because that is what happened to them. In 1853, the Gadsden Purchase changed the southern boundary of the U.S. New Mexico and Arizona were not yet states. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 had vaguely described the U.S./Mexico border, but President Franklin Pierce wanted […] Read more »