Dust On The Lens's posts from June 2018

Stone Lake, located 18 miles south of Dulce, has a history of producing huge rainbow trout, up to 10 pounds. Stone Lake is managed as a trophy fishery by the…

Tierra Amarilla is an unincorporated community near the Carson National Forest and is the county seat of Rio Arriba County. Tierra Amarilla is Spanish for…

The D&RGW (Denver & Rio Grande Western) railroad was a narrow gauge line that primarily moved coal and mineral traffic. The Chili line, officially known as the…

Petaca (Spanish for "hip flask") is a small community - just 25 people as of the last census - about 15 miles northeast of El Rito. On January 29, 1836, Jose…

Tres Piedras (Spanish for "three rocks," alluding to a nearby mountain range) is adjacent to the Carson National Forest and is located about 30 miles northwest…

El Rito, (Spanish for "little river"), is located on NM- 554; 18 miles NW of Española and 15 miles NW of Ojo Caliente. Originally named El Rito Colorado (the…

This was unexpected and a fun treat to see. This installation sits on NM-554 - the main street - in El Rito. The man who built it, Pete Garcia, lives behind …

Vallecitos (named after the Spanish word for "small valley") is an unincorporated community located in Rio Arriba County, along NM-11, 22.7 miles…

Bluitt is a ghost town in SE New Mexico. The village is located about 12 miles east of Milnesand, on NM-262. The name came from the Bluitt Ranch in Texas, as…

Old Horse Springs is in the western part of the state, near Arizona. It is 20 miles northeast of Aragon and 20 miles west of Datil. To the west of Horse Springs…

The Rio Chama river originates in south central Colorado, just above the New Mexico border in the San Juan Mountains and Rio Grande National Forest. The main…

What is left of Hassell, NM is 20 miles NE of Ft. Sumner. Aside from open ranchland, there are few signs of life here. Like many towns, it took its name from…

According to Geoffrey M. Standing Bear, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, Native Americans believe that the eagle is closer to God than humans are. …
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