Place:Truth or Consequences, Sierra, New Mexico, United States


NameTruth or Consequences
Alt namesHot Springssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35023750
Palomas Springssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35023750
Coordinates33.134°N 107.253°W
Located inSierra, New Mexico, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. In 2012, the population was 6,411. It is commonly known within New Mexico as T or C. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

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 50 years. This event was called "Fiesta" and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year during 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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