Once upon a time the actor Dennis Hopper owned the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, an inn and conference center in Taos, N.M. It was 1970 and he invited all his hippie friends to crash at the pad he renamed "Mud Palace." By 1977 he'd sold it and moved away but his memory lives on. The Town of Taos will celebrate the late actor's life on May 17 during Dennis Hopper Day. Events kick off with an Easy Rider Rally, Easy Rider Ride across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, buffalo barbecue, film screening and concert; dennishopperday.com.
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