• LOCATION 4 | Oral History Tour of Madrid, NM: The Town Too High To Die

    Mine Company Office

    Did you see the eyes? And have you found the cement scale? Cars are often parked on top of it.

    >Rainia, Jim

    That was Rainia and Jim, introducing you to the Mine Company Office, the executive headquarters. Also, scrip was issued from here, a credit against future earnings which could only be spent here in Madrid. Josie and Henry have insights into this arrangement, which left many families in inescapable debt.

    >office, scrip

    At the end, we heard from Mary Huber – that’s Oscar Huber’s daughter – and her daughter Joanna, with a different perspective on the scrip system.

    Please mount the stairs up to the boardwalk, just north from where you stand, to continue your tour.

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Oral History Tour of Madrid, NM: The Town Too High To Die