Tour Locations | 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.
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.
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.