Dust On The Lens's Small Towns Posts

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression to provide jobs for people in need. Architects…

Holman is a ranching and farming community five miles northwest of Mora. The area where the settlement was founded was originally called San Antonio lo de Mora…

Milnesand is located about 35 miles south of Portales on NM-206. Present population is 63. Milnesand may be a small dot on the map, but it is big in the heart…

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…

The village of Cañon Plaza, 5 miles NW of Vallecitos in NM-111, is within the boundaries of the pine-filled Carson National Forest. On the day we visited, the…

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…

Elida, population 183, is a town on NM-70. The late philanthropist Addie Peed Swearingen grew up in Elida and lived on a ranch there from 1960-1979. Another…

Cuba, in the Rio Puerco Valley, is a trade center for ranching and the Navajo Reservation and Jicarilla Apache Reservation. It's also a stopping place for…

Dulce, NM is located right on the Colorado-New Mexico border. It’s a quaint town, with a population just under 3,000. It’s the tribal headquarters of the…

Formed by an old Spanish land grant, Seboyeta (Spanish for little onion) was the first village settled by the Spanish west of the Rio Grande River in 1800.…

La Jara is on NM-96, toward the end of the Jicarilla Reservation. This abandoned adobe is obviously not lived in. Fresh horse droppings near a makeshift…

Every once in a while, we drive through tiny towns and find unexected cool things. Pleasanton is less than 1/2 mile long - blink and you've gone through it. It…

Lemitar is just off of I-25, going towards Socorro. Many settlers ventured along the river north and south of Socorro looking for good farm land. The area north…
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