Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blackdom, New Mexico

The eastern New Mexico short-grass prairie plains don't seem the most hospitable place for human settlements (and indeed they are largely unpopulated) but...

...the other day while driving from Carlsbad to Roswell we stopped to read this historic marker and learned of...

...people who tried to make a go of it here (but ultimately failed). Their story is absolutely fascinating...'s a great (and short) video that is well worth a look.

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