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Old Ghost Town South of Santa Fe   Leave a comment

Madrid New Mexico — Images by kenne

Although Madrid still likes to consider itself a ghost town, it represents a unique example of resurrection.
In the 1920s and 30s, Madrid was as famous for its Christmas lights as for its coal, and airlines used to reroute
traffic during the holidays to show passengers the sight. Coal became important in the 1880s, but when the demand
for coal diminished after World War II, long forlorn rows of identical company houses stood empty.
By the 1970s, the sound of hammers could be heard throughout the town from renovations to these houses.

Today Madrid is a creative community with more than 40 shops and galleries, several restaurants, a spa and museum.
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The Ghost Town, Oatman, Arizona   5 comments

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Oatman, Arizona is a ghost town in the Black Mountains east of Bull Head, Arizona on the old Route 66 highway. The old mining town is known for its wild burros that roam the streets, descended from pack animals turned loose by early prospectors, and are protected by the US Department of the Interior.  Joy’s sister Jeri and her husband Ron visited the town during our stay at the nearby gaming town of Laughlin, Nevada.

Chick here to see a slideshow of Oatman in my Flickr account.


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