• LOCATION 12 | Oral History Tour of Madrid, NM: The Town Too High To Die

    Cattleguard

    This is the north end of town, near where the cattle guard across the highway used to separate Madrid from the rest of the world. Madrid has always claimed the right to make its own rules, be its own place. That independence carried through from the company town days, evolving into an individualistic collective and ad hoc vigilantism, as Waz and Dan will explain.

    >vigilante

    This tour now take you to the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark. Please look and listen both ways when you cross the highway. Walk north along the guardrail around the bend, it’s about thirty yards to the park entrance. The tour will continue once you’re safely across the highway.

    If you are feeling really, really pressed for time, the ballpark portion takes at least fifteen minutes. You could manually skip ahead to the track named Turquoise Gem, which is directly across the street in the parking lot. Although you can listen to the ballpark stories at any time, the ballpark itself is a unique feature of this peculiar little town. You are currently about one third through the tour.

    To get to the ballpark, walk north along the guardrail around the bend, it’s about thirty yards to the park entrance. Please look and listen both ways when you cross the highway.

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