RED RIVER AND ELISABETHTOWN

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RED RIVER AND ELISABETHTOWN —————

JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST
MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ————

Tourist ski town and an old abandoned mining town are just a few miles apart. The altitude is about ten thousand feet and Mt. Wheeler nearby, the highest montain in New Mexico, is easily seen at 13,000 feet. We read the mining towns history as we walked between the bank and grave yard. The town named after one of its residents. As we stood their visualizing the active people of the town, a stone from the bank fell and rolled down the hill. We looked around and saw an old man in a shack standing in his doorway watching us. He pointed his finger at us and waved it around, as a warning, but the day was too beautiful to be bothered by such. We followed the trenched out path the stone, made in the sand, before coming to rest, probably stay there now for another hundred years. There was a disease among the miners that filled the graveyard. The winters were harsh with a lot of snow.

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