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A New Mexico Ghost Town That You’ve Never Heard Of Uncovers An Untold Story Of America’s History

Have you ever heard of Blackdom?

Chances are, you answered in the negative. After all, the history of many New Mexican ghost towns fades with time. One of the reasons ghost towns fascinate us is because they represent the dreams of the past.

But, those who established Blackdom dreamed bigger than most. You see, Blackdom was the first all-black settlement in the New Mexico Territory.

Efforts are underway to create a movie about Blackdom. Here is information on the project.

In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about Blackdom, New Mexico PBS devoted an episode of “Colores” to the town.

 

Can you think of any other lost stories in New Mexico that deserve to be told?

If you’re a fan of abandoned places like this one, consider visiting these New Mexico ghost towns.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.