Bland, New Mexico, CA. 1890’s
People in the photo from left to right: Ed Smith, John Henry, Billy Jerome, unknown, unknown, Arthur Henry, Charlie Burroughs, John O’Connor, unknown. This should be the Miners’ Home Saloon, the Lobby being on the right and not shown. Building to left, should be Hank Ritter’s livery. House to center background and terrain between is apparently obliterated today.
The course of the creek has been changed and a road has been put in which would have knocked down the cribbing built for the house.
The man shown at left is Art Kneabel.
Note the bridge crossings and porch affairs behind the Ritter barn and the Option Saloon, are not shown.
Photo courtesy of New Mexico Museum #8697
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