See you soon. But for now, take a look
around. We have history, lots of it, artists, God bless them, industry, thank God, and events, scheduled and spontaneous.
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 your opinion on the state of the world.
According to Dr. Lloyd,
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 managed to drown in the middle of the desert near the Robledo mountains, named for the deceased and invested with a secret treasure. Secret treasures are a natural resource near Mudgap. Oñate may well have ventured across the Sierra Fangosos before continuing up the Rio
Grande in which case he'd have marched right through present day Mudgap. He might have been the first to call it "Hueco Lodo."
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.