Mogollon 'Ghost' Town, New Mexico - September 8, 2014
Mogollon 'ghost' town, located in the wild mountains of southwest New Mexico, visited September 8, 2014. Much to my disappointment, it was much more 'town' than 'ghost', with only a handful of abandoned buildings but several houses and a few businesses, lots of people about getting things fixed up and prepared for the winter. The drive up this location was more interesting than the town itself, one-lane hairpin curves carved out of the hillside. Mogollon boasted a population of several thousand in the late nineteenth century and produced many millions of dollars in gold and silver, but as with all these mining towns, eventually fell victim to played out mines and changing economic fortunes, as well as multiple fires and floods (a creek runs through the middle of the main street).