Steins Ghost Town, New Mexico
Steins really was a town in New Mexico, and it really was right here
where it is today. It was a railroad town which once housed about 1300
people. Many of them lived in wooden boxcars which they remodeled into
homes. This was the spot where steam trains loaded water.
Unfortunately, there wasn't any water in Steins, so it had to be hauled
in for the trains. This eventually led to the demise of the town when
steam trains no longer travelled the rails. In the 1960s, most of the
town burned, leaving the shell that's there today. It was bought and is
run today as a museum, gift store, and home to the owner. They have
drilled a well, but it takes about an hour and a half to get enough
water for one shower. They have a reservoir where they pump all the
water, so it is constantly filling as it is sparingly used.
Taken with a Kodak 7440, adjusted with PhotoPlus
It is $2.50 for a tour of the old town behind the fence. It was a
sunny, but cold, day, so we did not take the tour. Looking around
outside the fence is free, and the Mercantile comes equipped with a fine
wood stove to warm one up between looks. I hope you enjoy this virtual
Old Adobe Walls
I have no clue what this is, but I liked the symmetry of it
and the look of it against the corrugated, rusty metal wall.
Care to rock on the front porch?
from all over the world have signed and stapled dollars to the wall.
Most are American dollars, but there are bills and coins from other
Again, I don't know what it is, but rusty equipment seemed artistic on this cold day in January.
this, I know! My Grandmother had one like this, minus the rust, and
sitting in the kitchen instead of outside in the Prickley Pear.
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