The Story Behind This Tiny Town In New Mexico Will Fascinate You

Even if you’ve never visited Pie Town in Catron County, its name is intriguing enough to make you add it to your bucket list. A remote town named after a tasty dessert? What’s not to like? And, yes, this tiny community of 186 people does make insanely yummy pies. In fact, every September, the town hosts a pie festival.

We were fascinated to discover these old photos of Pie Town, shot in the 1940s by photographer Russell Lee. These images give us insight not only into Pie Town’s history but also into rural life in 1940s New Mexico. We’ve grouped the images into three categories: home, work, and community.

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Were any of your ancestors homesteaders, cowboys, or farmers?

If you enjoyed these images, check out these rare pictures from the Great Depression, which were taken in New Mexico.