Engle, New Mexico… An Unusual Ghost Town (GA75)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to leave here May 8th. While here, I’ll be doing routine maintenance, repairs and general cleaning.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted April 9, 2012…

 

 

 

Yesterday I wrote about the Jornada Del Muerto…the Journey of the Dead. Here’s the link in case you missed it…
http://wp.me/pDCku-49n

 

 

While there, I drove the one-half mile further to the east..to the ghost town of Engle…

 

 

Using two of the Google Earth images from yesterday will help you relate to Engle’s location…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of ghost towns in the Southwest. They tend to all be somewhat similar…being founded on precious metals finds (e.g. gold, silver) and contain ruins of some of the old buildings that used to be there. Not Engle…it’s different. It was founded on Commerce and there are no old building ruins.

 

 

So…what is in Engle? Not Much. Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

In this first photo, the building on the right is the headquarters building of the Armandis Ranch, one of several ranches owned by Ted Turner…

 

 

You can read about Ted Turner’s ranch by clicking this link…
http://www.tedturner.com/ranches_Template.asp?page=ranches-armendaris.html

 

 

 

 

 

Next looking north upon the railroad track…

 

 

 

 

 

Next a view of the intersection looking east…

 

 

 

 

 

A view of the intersection looking west…

 

 

 

 

 

And finally all of the seven mailboxes are in one location. I wonder how often they get mail as the nearest town is Truth or Consequences…17 miles to the west…

 

 

I found this link that gives a good historical description of Engle…
http://www.livingghosttowns.com/engle.htm

 

 

It was an interesting…although a short visit…to see this unusual ghost town.

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/orthodox-easter/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is cloud with a chance of a thunderstorm and 65 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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