• LOCATION 3 | Oral History Tour of Madrid, NM: The Town Too High To Die

    Waterless Toilets

    First we’re going to hear from Ron about the history of the museum including the locomotive engine you see up there.

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    The Old Coal Town Museum has come a long way since those days. If you want to learn more about the mining history, see real artifacts or check out the locomotive, the Old Coal Town Museum is just up this hill.

    Now then, why waterless restrooms? In Madrid, we have serious problems with our water supply’s quality and quantity. The town has always struggled to provide fresh water, as Carmen explains.

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    We heard from Waz, Gavin, and that last one was Joanna – Oscar Huber’s granddaughter.

    Now please continue north along the highway shoulder for about forty yards until you come to a steel-framed concrete slab, which is the old scale for weighing coal. As you approach, notice the eyes painted around the second floor gable window.

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