The Old Mining Town In New Mexico With A Sinister History That Will Terrify You

New Mexico is known for its long and varied mining history, including coal, copper, gold, silver, and uranium. But mining is a dangerous pastime, and long before numerous safety measures were put into place, miners faced a livelihood filled with peril. This old mining town once had a lively history with a grim toll of the unlucky who succumbed to the deadly miner’s consumption.

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New Mexico has numerous former mining towns that are now mostly ghost times but provide for an interesting visit. Another tragic coal mining accident led to the demise of this small town. If ghost towns are not to your liking, how about a visit to the oldest place in New Mexico?