Friday, January 25, 2013

Hurley, New Mexico: Cemetery

Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, New Mexico.
Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, New Mexico.

Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, New Mexico.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I moved to NM, & was able to stay ~15 yrs. Ths is a very sad cemetery in a poor town. People are good - old "Co. town."Emplmnt was @ "the mines" mostly - some worked @ schools, stores, hospital in Silver City. Walmart was a big boon - starting salary min. wage... Lots of elderly - poverty - nothing "to do." RR tracks bisect town - used to be an :Anglo" side, & a Mexican side. No grocery store; now a gas station/convenience store. Cute houses that came by train prefab'- but hi poverty, unemployment, drugs. alcoholism. "Successful" people work in Silver City, or for mines. Largest employers are the hospital, the one University, Walmart, maybe schools.History of area is interesting. Classic "labor movement" movie, "Salt of the Earth" filmed here.Check it out!(shown in college sociology courses!)