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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico USA

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“Named after the 1950's NBC radio show”

Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,475. It is commonly known within New Mexico as T or C. Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to Truth or Consequences, the title of a popular NBC radio program.

In 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program from the first town that renamed itself after the show. Hot Springs won the honor. Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years. This event was called "Fiesta" and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year on the first weekend of May. The parade generally features area celebrities such as the Hatch Chile Queen. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park.

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Joel Schat

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July 2, 2014

There are some amazing hot springs in this town! Quite a nice surprise when I was roadtripping through here!

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June 27, 2016

Make sure you eat at Pacific Grill, best seafood and service! Yum!

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Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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