The Mining Town Ruins Hiding In This New Mexico State Park Are Hauntingly Beautiful
Mining towns popped up all around New Mexico in the 1800s and early 1900s but you’ll find that few are still inhabited. A few have managed to survive economic hardships but the majority have succumbed to time and weather, leaving behind just ruins of the dreams that once existed on the land. Today, we’re going to check out one little town almost forgotten to time that you can visit at a New Mexico state park.
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]