Story used with permission from Sandoval County Historical Society. Thomas Harry Jenks, mining engineer, mine owner, geologist and English gentleman. Photo taken by Brunel Studios. Photo courtesy of Jenks Estate. Harry, as he liked to be called, became interested in Bland as early as 1896, though his father, William Jenks, … More Thomas Harry Jenks
Used with permission from Sandoval County Historical Society.
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
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
By Lillian R. Petherbridge, New Mexico Magazine, July 1946. Used with permission from the files of Sandoval County Historical Society.