Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Church at Kelly, New Mexico

Three miles south of Magdalena, NM up in the mountains, is the ghost town of Kelly, NM, which was a coal mining town in the late 1800s till the mid-1900s. Kelly once had a population of 3,000 people but now is completely abandoned and you cannot drive back into the mine area. I have read that when the mine closed and Kelly declined, so did the town of Magdalena.

There is a cool little church in Kelly (St. John the Baptist), though, and I understand that they still have services there occasionally.

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