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High in the Sierra Fangoso Mountains of southern New Mexico roosts an unfolding yarn, a frontier village defying its ghost town fate. Drop by on your vacation and get an assay check on our little community, unspoiled and largely undiscovered. Ride the Solomon Line’s old-time steam train from Las Cruces or drive the winding mountain road. Rub elbows with present-day artists, writers and Army defense workers. Share space with the meandering myths of yesterday. Questions?

Drop an email to our lonely webmaster.

We’ll see you soon. Meanwhile, take a look around at our history, artistic endeavours, industry, events and more. And visit our village blog (Sierra Fangoso Fantasia), although most of the locals seem to have lost interest in blogging, lately; sound off, join a discussion, or give us some feedback.

Rockman Canyon Press

The Rio Fangoso trail may date from the explorations of Juan de Oñate y Salazar (1550-1626) who crossed the Rio Grande near present day El Paso in 1598. We know he passed near the Organ Mountains, and one of his men drowned in the nearby Robledo mountains, named for the deceased. He may well have ventured across the Sierra Fangosos before continuing up the Rio Grande. The trail was considered ancient when Lieutenant-Colonel Phillip St. George Cooke established the more southerly Cooke’s Trail during the Mexican War of 1846.

Lloyd Barnstaff Lloyd, Principal of Rockman Canyon Press, sponsors research into the origins of the Rio Fangoso Trail. Catch up on your reading, and enjoy one of these latest offerings.

Dr. Lloyd welcomes your observations. If you'd like to review a book, apply here.

Rockman Canyon Press

Morgan Mercantile

Solomon Line Mudgap Station

Roads have improved
This video was the winning entry in the Bohannon High School Class of '98 competition for "The Best of Mudgap History."'


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