Bland: Never a dull day in town’s torrid rise and fall

By Joe Wise,  New Mexico Magazine, February 1998   In a narrow canyon at the end of a dirt road high on the wooded flank of the Jemez Mountains, three weathered buildings, struggling against time and gravity, mark the site of one of the boom-ing mining towns in New Mexico. … More Bland: Never a dull day in town’s torrid rise and fall

Effie:The Harvey Girl Who Owned a Ghost Town

By Fritz Thompson, Albuquerque Journal Magazine, November 21, 1978   Effie Jenks is sitting in one of those austere dinette chairs, all chrome and vinyl, fretting about a missing bottom button on her blouse and trying to shield it from a photographer across the room. It is a warm autumn … More Effie:The Harvey Girl Who Owned a Ghost Town