The Turquoise Trail, Cerillos

A double page spread from my Santa Fe journal. Cerillos, a former turquoise mining town just south of Santa Fe. Where tired, thin dogs outnumber inhabitants and the last sign of commercial activity seems to date from 1988 and the making of the movie "Young Guns." Once a contender for capital of New Mexico, Cerillos now seems forgotten by time. Only one side of the former main street still exists. Of course there is a bar, and a church and a railroad cutting through the town. Amazingly there was once an opera house too but that was another time altogether.... Acrylic ink and lots of red dust.