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Hurley New Mexico..pictures

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.
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FISHINGLADY66 6/18/2010 7:25PM

    Great Post. I really enjoy reading and seeing your blogs.

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MALONE545 6/18/2010 10:47AM

    Thanks for sharing... where are the other people/cars driving to work with you? I live in New York... no matter what time of day or night I leave, the roads are never that empty.

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LINDAKAY228 6/18/2010 9:04AM

    I took pictures of the smoke stacks for the mine before they were torn down to keep as part of my own historic pictures of the area. Used to watch for the smoke stacks when coming back from out of town to know I was getting close to home. Even though I knew it by other signs, the smoke stacks were something comforting to see after a long trip.

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COCOABUTTASAKI 6/17/2010 11:48PM

    Looks like a nice place to live!
I love the pictures!

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TRIXEL 6/17/2010 11:29PM

    That sounds like a good plan. I walked back through our community park today, and there were so many kids doing active stuff and having fun. It really helps.

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SAMODER 6/17/2010 11:19PM

    Sounds like you have a mission. I have always believed that keeping kids busy, helps keep them out of trouble. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing.
Sam

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CZARINA_TV 6/17/2010 10:33PM

    Thanks for sharing! I should do this same post for my walk to gymnastics...

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