Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hurley is a quaint little town that was founded because of the mine. It was home to corporate offices, warehouses, a smelter and other mine buildings. The Chino Club was like a rec center and had a meeting place, a three lane bowling alley and a swimming pool. The following are pictures of my drive to work every morning and some of the homes and mine buildings located in Hurley.
The mountains on the way to Hurley are rugged but sparse.
The bright green along the road is mesquite trees...bushes so far.
The Penjamo is a sign of the times. It was once a very happening night club!
Hurley consists of about 24 streets and the houses are humble and in a lot of cases, run down shacks.
The American Legion is up and running even if it is rather rough looking.
The following are pictures of the mine buildings still being used.
Hurley has two churches and this one is the Community Church.
It also has an elementary school with older students being bussed to Bayard, New Mexico which is about 6 miles away.
The ball field is well taken care of.
The Chino Club has seen much better days.
The older people are nice in this small community. They are working hard with their youth, but there is a definite gang problem. We at the pool hope to keep the kids active and away from gang activities..at least during the summer.
Hope you all had a great Thursday.