Monday, October 27, 2014

Ghost Town in New MexicoI

As we were traveling last week, we noted a ghost town on the way out west, then managed to stop by on our way back to get some photos.  My hubby is sooooo good about helping me get to the right spot to take a picture, some of which are a bit off the beaten path.  I was a little nervous getting out of the car.  It was eerily quiet, so kind of creepy.  These were taken just inside the border in New Mexico from Arizona.  This may have been a pretty active little town at some point, but has long been deserted.




This must have been an entrance at some point. Note the truck in the distance on Hwy 10


It appears that the store front says "Steins Mercantile" as near as I can tell.  I wonder what one might shop for here?


Common fencing evidently to protect the area.  

Linking in today with Rubbish Tuesday and with Good Fences.  Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Linda Kay

30 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, Linda, this is so cool! I have never seen a ghost town! Well, not one "in person", anyway, just in videos and photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

DeniseinVA said...

I have heard of these ghost towns but have never seen one. Must have been an interesting little town in its day.

Romi C said...

Thank you for sharing your interesting photos. The town looks like one in an old movie.

Mike said...

"We gonna tear this down?"
"Nope. We're gonna put a fence around it."

whiteangel said...

Wonder what happened in that town, where people once walked etc.
Sad in a way when ruins remain only.

biebkriebels said...

That is rather spooky to see a ghost town. We don't have that in our country, only an abandoned house so now and then, but not a whole town.

Hilary said...

Love it! I have always wanted to go to a ghost town

Saucy Kodz said...

I have never seen a ghost town, I mean in movies n such, but to be there would have been a freaking scary moment, I think. Spooky - yes, but wouldn't it be fun to visit on Halloween. Great photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love, love LOVED this post. I have always stopped at ghost towns for photo taking. You found a treasure trove of history here.

Arizona is a great state for ghost towns. We drove the entire state when we lived there...for the sole purpose of visiting ghost towns.

Roan said...

I guess ghost towns are supposed to be creepy. Love that old Mercantile building!

John's Island said...

Hi Linda Kay, Thanks for sharing these interesting photos of the ghost town in New Mexico. Your question about Steins Mercantile reminded me of Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion and Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery …"If you can't find it at Ralph's, you can probably get along (pretty good) without it." : - ) John

TexWisGirl said...

glad they're trying to protect what's left from looters and such. thanks, linda kay!

Lin Floyd said...

my maternal grandmother was the last to leave Silver City, Utah which then became a ghost town but there are no buildings left only a few foundations. My mom was born there.

carol l mckenna said...

Creative shots ~ just in time for Halloween ~ Looks like you are having a great time!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so cool! I wonder how many ghost towns are still out there.

Gail said...

Amazing. My kind of stop and shoot.

Felicia said...

nice find. so sad its deserted.

Tom said...

Just needs a bit of fixing up here and there. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Cynthia said...

Interesting that there is a fence around it. I wonder if someone has plans for it. I'm fascinated by old abandoned buildings and their previous lives.

Betsy Adams said...

Kinda sad to see the old towns which 'were' vibrant --and are now totally empty and dying (or dead). I saw lots of these towns along Highway 66 when we were out west. Once the interstate came through that area (I-40) ---the little towns just died... Very sad.

Hugs,
Betsy

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! That ghost town is fabulous! I really enjoyed your photos! The town reminds me of so many old series where they have the shoot-out in a ghost town. I can almost hear the doors creaking in the wind...and then hollow footprints echoing as the protagonist walks through the town.

Marie said...

Just love ghost towns! So happy you found this one and shared it!

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh that really is pretty ghostly isn't it. xx

bj said...

I love ghost towns..I love New Mexico...I love your photos. :)

The Yum List said...

Looks like a great setting for a story.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, this post is kind of reminiscent as it reminds me of the drama or western movie I saw with my late father :-) I can see the feeling you had from your picture, seems a quiet and creepy deserted place but must have so much fun to discover with your husband's help♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Michelle F said...

Awesome..thanks for posting!
I'm just sitting here imagining what the bustling town was like.
Maybe some show-girls in a nearby tavern. A mother buying eggs from the merchant. Children busily gathering around, maybe going to the mercantile to buy penny candy. Horses gaily galloping through town. Oh, the fun of an imagination.

Ida said...

These are great shots of the Ghost town and the fences. I really like them a lot.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I'd love to explore somewhere like this

Paula said...

Very interesting post. I've never seen a ghost town but sure would like to.

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