Dust On The Lens's posts from January 2018

Melrose is a village in Curry County, NM. Present population is 651. William Hanna, co-founder of Hanna Barbera Studios, was born in Melrose.

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace to a region besieged by desperado attacks and Indian raids that impeded dreams of the US…

San Jon (pronounced "San Hone"), is a small agricultural community in Quay County. This village of just about 300 people is not quite a ghost town, but many of…

This is what's left of Hagen, NM. It's off NM-14, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In 1902, The New Mexico Fuel and Iron Company was established to develop…

Forrest is a ranching community on NM-18, 36 miles south of Tucumcari. It was named for Forrest Farr, son of first postmaster and storekeeper Watt Farr, who…

Chaco Canyon (Chaco Culture Historical Park) is a shallow, ten-mile canyon situated in the northwest corner of New Mexico within the Navajo Nation. Seventy…

Driving down the old Route 66 as the sun was setting, we came upon Bard. The settlement of Bard was said to have been a wild town during the cowboy days, where…

Tolar, NM has the distinction of being the only town in the USA to be bombed out of existence in World War II. Not that it was a large town at the time. The…

Located on the former U.S. Route 66, the ghost town of Glenrio sits on the Texas–New Mexico state line. At the midpoint between Amarillo, TX and Tucumcari, NM,…

The town of Mogollon (mo-go-yone), located north of Glenwood off US Route 180 at the end of NM 59, sits at 6,500 feet in the Mogollon Range of the mountains of…

San Jon (pronounced "San Hone"), is a small agricultural community in Quay County. This village of just about 300 people is not quite a ghost town, but many of…

During the 1940s and 1950s, Glenrio sat very much alone in the open scrub desert of the high plains straddling the Texas-New Mexico border. Amarillo was 73…

Faywood was primarily known for its geothermic hot springs; its peak popularity as a spa community was right after WWI. The spring is still in business.…
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