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Elizabethtown, New Mexico Photo Tour

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Street Scenes in Elizabethtown, New Mexico

Elizabethtown in the 1890's.

 

 

Elizabethtown, New Mexico 1943

John Collier, 1943

 

Rich in history and once full of life with over 7,000 residents, it is hard to imagine Elizabethtown as it once was. The hauntingly beautiful remains of the once bustling boom camp look silently upon the Moreno Valley and the face of the imposing Baldy Mountain.

It all began in 1866, just one year after the Civil War ended, when Ute Indians arrived at Fort Union (north of Las Vegas, New Mexico) wanting to trade "pretty rocks" for supplies

 

In 1870, Elizabethtown boasted 7,000 residents, seven saloons, three dance halls, five stores, a school, and two churches and was soon designated to be the Colfax County seat.

 

For about five years E-Town reigned as one of New Mexico's most important towns, but mining operations began to diminish dramatically. The fever cooled as mining costs started to out-weigh the volume of ore produced.

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Elizabethtown, New Mexico

Elizabethtown was once strung out across this valley. Kathy Weiser, September, 2008.

 

 

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