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New Mexico: Need a room?( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
The Plaza is my favorite Las Vegas hotel -- Las Vegas, N.M., that is. It goes back to the 1880s, when the railroad brought a lot of traffic through town. Now there's not so much traffic. But this is the town where the bikers in "Easy Rider" (1969) get thrown in jail and meet Jack Nicholson. Also, some of "No Country for Old Men" (2007) was shot here. I passed through in 1996.
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