Dust On The Lens's posts from February 2018

Organ is 14 miles NE of Las Cruces. The once-mining camp of Organ was officially established as a community in 1883. The town's greatest population was just…

New Mexico’s native elk, the Merriam, was driven to extinction by market hunting and uncontrolled grazing in the early 1900s. In 1910, a few short years after…

Mayhill is a small community in Otero County. It is surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest on the eastern slope of the Sacramento Mountains, at the…

Duran is an isolated town located in southeastern Torrance County between Vaughn and Corona at the junctions of NM-3 and US-54. It was founded in 1902 Duran…

Roy is at the crossroads of NM-120 and 39, east of Wagon Mound and north of Mosquero. It is the "big city" in Harding County, although most recent population…

Abandoned grocery/farm stand in Derry, NM. Derry is a tiny town on NM-187. Population is less than 20.

Trujillo, NM is on NM-104, 31 miles East of Las Vegas. Settled around 1836, the town's name sometimes appears on maps as Los Trujillos, for the family there.…

Guy, NM is on NM-334. It appears on some maps, but little information is available about it, other than it was once an important ranching headquarters. This…

This is the cemetary in Field, NM, which is off State Road 224, 35 miles north of Magdalena. The woman we met there lives in town and had just lost her husband…

The San Augustin Pass sits on US Highway 70 about 10 miles east of Las Cruces, immediately east of the village of Organ. The pass, classified as a gap, sits…

This house, which we refer to as the Deer House, is somewhere on NM-321, which is not far from the Texas border. We know enough about architectural history to…
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